Buhari Congratulates President-Elect Of Ghana

By Ikenga Chronicles December 10, 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Saturday, December 10 hailed the candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and President-Elect of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, on his victory at the December 7 Presidential poll.

Buhari who stated this through his Spokesman Femi Adesina extolled the courage and the great qualities of the out-going President, John Mahama for conceding defeat.

“As a scion of one of the biggest political families in Ghana, and with the lessons learnt from previous unsuccessful attempts preceded by years of service to the country, most notably as Foreign Affairs minister, President Buhari believes Akufo-Addo is widely experienced and skilled in leadership to build on the legacies of President John Dramani Mahama.”

He commended the incumbent president for the great courage to call his opponent and concede defeat, stressing that leaders must always honour their pre-election pledge to accept the results of polls as the will of the people.

“President Buhari remains optimistic that the future of African development rests on building strong political, democratic institutions, ensuring free, fair and credible elections, and respect for the sanctity of the ballot” the statement said.

He urged the president-elect and other winners of the parliamentary elections in Ghana to be magnanimous in victory while losers should explore peaceful and legal mechanisms to challenge the outcome of the polls where necessary.

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