PRESIDENT Nana Akufo-Addo
PRESIDENT Nana Akufo-Addo has congratulated Mahamudu Buhari on his re-election as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Mr. Buhari beat his closet rival, Atiku Abubakar, and 71 other contestants, in the recent Nigeria election.
In a statement issued on Wednesday February 27, Mr. Akufo-Addo congratulated Mr. Buhari on behalf of Ghanaians and himself.
He said “the Ghanaian people, their government and I extend warm congratulations to His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election, for a second successive term, as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in the elections of Saturday 23rd February, 2019.”
According to the statement, “His re-election is a renewal of the confidence the Nigerian people have in his programme of governance, which is hinged on job creation, diversification of the economy, particularly the strong revival of Nigeria’s agriculture, and the fight against corruption.”
The statement added that “I congratulate also the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), for maintaining control, in an emphatic manner, over the Senate and the House of Representatives.”
It said “it is my sincere hope that President Buhari will continue on the path of delivering unity, security, progress and prosperity to the Nigerian people. It is also my overriding hope that, during his second term, the already strong relations between Ghana and Nigeria will be deepened even further, on a shared agenda of stability, security, development and prosperity.”
The statement noted that “I commend the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for a vigorous, well-fought campaign, and applaud his decision to ventilate his dissatisfaction with the results of the election through a constitutional process. It is testimony to his credentials as a well-established statesman.”
It observed that “Strengthening the frontiers of Nigerian democracy, and consolidating the peace and stability of Nigeria, Africa’s giant, are important for the progress of our region and continent.”