Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has sent his congratulatory message to President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana on his victory at the December 7 general elections.
In a letter personally signed by the former President, he asked the re-elected Ghanaian president to be kind in victory and unite the nation.
According to previous reports, Akufo-Addo became the winner of the tightly contested presidential election, after beating his long-time opponent John Mahama.
Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party received a total of 6,730,413 which is 51.59 per cent of the total votes while Mahama of the National Democratic Congress received 6,214,889 which stands at 47.36 per cent of total votes.
In his letter today, Obasanjo said Akufo-Addo’s “re-election by the people of Ghana to govern the country for another term of four years is a testimony of your performance in office so far and I believe that you will remain as enthusiastic, as energetic, as focused, and as committed as you have been in the last four years in serving the people of Ghana and indeed the rest of Africa for the next four years.”
“With the elections behind you, I urge you to be magnanimous in victory, unite the nation, and bring all hands on deck for the growth, development and progress of Ghana,” he added.
The former Nigerian head of state also urged the re-elected president “to take leadership and explore all available means both in Ghana and in the rest of Africa to secure safe, effective, available, and affordable COVID-19 vaccines for all Ghanaians and their African brothers and sisters.”