Buhari Congratulates Akufo-Addo, Salutes Mahama

Ghana President-electNana Akufo-Addo/Photo: AFP

Agency report

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, on his historic win of the Ghana presidential election.

President Buhari also felicitated with the Government and people of Ghana, the National Electoral Commission, and candidates of political parties, for the decorum, maturity and peaceful conduct of the election.

The president made the congratulation in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

According to Buhari, president-elect Akufo-Addo is widely experienced and skilled in leadership; a development he said would help him build on the legacies of President John Dramani Mahama.

The Nigerian leader also extolled the statesmanship and great leadership qualities of Mahama.

He noted that Mahama came to power at a trying period for Ghana with the death of former President John Atta-Mills and kept pushing for a better life for all Ghanaians.

President Buhari also lauded Mahama for strengthening diplomatic relations with countries in the sub-region, especially Nigeria.

He particularly commended the incumbent President for the great courage to call his opponent and concede defeat.

He said the greater interest of the country and stability of the sub-region should be uppermost in the minds of all stakeholders.

The President wished Ghana a smooth transition of power, adding that he looks forward to working with the new president.

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