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Akufo-Addo Congratulates Tinubu

The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his election.


In a Facebook post, he joined world leaders and international bodies to deliver congratulatory message to the 70-year-old who replaces Muhammadu Buhari.


Tinubu won the election which was organised on Saturday, February 25 by 37% votes defeating his main rivals Atiku Abubakar, and Peter Obi.


On behalf of the Ghanaian people and their Government, I extend warm congratulations to the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his victory in the Nigerian presidential election of Saturday, 25th February.

President-elect Bola Tinubu’s victory has ensured that the ruling APC Government has been given four (4) more years to continue in office, which, I am hopeful, will go a long way to enhancing the quality of governance, the rule of law and the performance of the Nigerian economy”, President Akufo-Addo wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday, Mach 2, 2023.

He also commended the defeated candidates for the fierce fight they put up in their campaign and their subsequent concession of defeat.

The presidential candidates of the Peoples’ Democratic Party and the Labour Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, respectively, are to be commended for their vigorous, well-fought campaigns, and I am confident that their reactions to the results of the election will reinforce the boundaries of Nigerian democracy, and consolidate the peace and stability of Nigeria, Africa’s giant.”

With the newly elected president, President Akufo-Addo looks forward to a more strengthened friendship.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK) and several others have also congratulated the Nigerian leader.

In a statement the ECOWAS said, “we wish to send our heartfelt congratulations to His Excellency senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his election as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.

The US through the State Department spokesman Ned Price is cited to have said, the United States congratulates the people of Nigeria, president-elect Tinubu and all the political leaders” and called for aggrieved parties to refrain from violence.

In a tweet, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said, “Congratulations to @officialABATon his victory in Nigeria. The UK-Nigeria relationship remains strong. I look forward to working together to grow our security and trade ties, opening up opportunities for businesses and creating prosperity in both our countries”.


Source: Fuseini

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