Ghana’s former Attorney General Martin Amidu has congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in the U.S. presidential election saying he defied the political elite, the media and “the political establishment”.
“May this be a harbinger of the assertion of the voter’s sovereign power in elections the world over for a new and truly democratic voice of the sovereign people and that will make the whole world great again,” Mr Amidu said in a statement.
Below is Mr Martin Amidu’s full statement
I write to congratulate Donald Trump as the president-elect of the United States of America after defying the political elite, the political establishment including media, big businesses and banks to prove that the ordinary American still wants to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN – a democratic, accountable and transparent America.
President-elect Donald Trump’s victory is also a victory against the world political elite and establishment who have always deceived the sovereign people by using the democratic vote to seek personal enrichment to the detriment of their labouring citizens.
I also congratulate the People of the United States of America for asserting their silent power of sovereignty by voting for the non-establishment candidate, President Elect Donald Trump, to demonstrate their revulsion against corruption, cronyism, patronage, and disguised political extortion by the political establishment and their greedy allies.
I have always voted for social democracy and not conservatism, but the publication of the hacked and leaked Podesta e-mails re-opened my mind and should open the world’s mind to how the political elite hiding under the cover of privacy and secrecy take sovereign voters for a ride in the name of democracy. The American vote is a vote for conscience which I urge democratic loving people the world over to accept, support, and emulate in their own countries.
The American elections have demonstrated the abject and miserable failure of cheap incumbent government propaganda and McCarthyism that failed in the American elections. These elections are a wake-up call that should inspire the failure and defeat of incumbent government propaganda and extortion by the political establishment in world politics.
The People of America have voted for a new and changed political and democratic establishment to MAKE THE WORLD GREAT AGAIN. May this be a harbinger of the assertion of the voter’s sovereign power in elections the world over for a new and truly democratic voice of the sovereign people and that will make the whole world great again.
Now that Donald Trump has decisively won the American elections, my only appeal to him is to have a reconsideration of the effects of some of the harsh rhetoric about his proposed policies, particular on immigration, and be guided throughout his Presidency by humanism in the implementation of his campaign promises.
“CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT-ELECT, DONALD TRUMP, MAY YOUR STAND AGAINST CORRUPTION, CRONYISM, PATRONAGE, AND DISGUISED POLITICAL EXTORTION BY THE POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT AND THEIR GREEDY ALLIES MAKE NOT ONLY AMERICA BUT THE WHOLE WORLD GREAT AGAIN.”
Martin A. B. K. Amidu
9th November 2016