President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, on his reelection and says he looks forward to working with him.
The President disclosed via a social media statement on Thursday evening that Akufo-Addo’s election victory signifies the progress constitutional democracy has made in the region
President Buhari’s statement
- “I congratulate President Akufo-Addo on his re-election for a second term in office. I also commend the people of Ghana on the successful conclusion of the presidential and parliamentary elections – further proof that constitutional democracy has come to stay in West Africa.
- “Nigeria and Ghana share close historical and cultural ties, and I look forward to working with President Akufo-Addo to realise our shared goals of peace, security and prosperity for our citizens and for the entire ECOWAS community.
- “On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, I wish President Akufo-Addo a successful new tenure, and peace and stability in his country, as well as improved relations between our two countries.“
What you should know
- Nairametrics reported earlier that Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, was re-elected on Wednesday. Akufo-Addo secured 6.73 million votes, which was 51.6% of the total votes, while his rival in the election, former President John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress, secured 47.4% of the votes, in a tightly contested election.
- Ghana’s main opposition party in the just concluded elections, National Democratic Congress announced that it will contest the results of the elections announced by Ghana’s Electoral Commission Head, Jean Mensa on Wednesday.