President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ghanaian President, Akufo Addo on his re-election in the just concluded Presidential election in the West African country.
President Buhari in a statement released via his official Twitter handle on Thursday 10th December 2020, commended the contestants, and the people of Ghana for a peaceful outcome of the Presidential election. He said:
“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”, he said.
Akufo-Addo received 51.59 percent of the vote, beating opposition leader and former president Mahama’s 47.36 percent, the electoral commission had said.