Deepen Strong Friendship Between Nigeria And Ghana – Akufo-Addo Tells Tinubu
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged the newly-elected President of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to deepen even further the strong friendship that exists between Nigeria and Ghana.
Mr Akufo-Addo in his congratulatory message to him said it is his expectation that the President-elect would continue in the stead of past Nigerian leaders..
In a tweet on Thursday, March 2, Mr Akufo-Addo said “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.
“It is my expectation that the President-elect would continue in the stead of past Nigerian leaders, and deepen even further the strong friendship that exists between Nigeria and Ghana, which has been based on a shared agenda of freedom, development, security, progress and prosperity.
“Warm congratulations, once again, to President-elect Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu, and to the people of Nigeria. Best wishes for his and Nigeria’s success.”
Per the official results announced by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) the Mr Tinubu polled 8,794,726 votes – 36% of votes counted.
The former Lagos Governor beat his closest rivals Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP).
In his address to the nation on Wednesday, March 1, he said “…No woman, no nation, they did everything possible – creative dancing, intelligent discussions, programmes of ideologies.”
The outgoing President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari also said in a tweet on Wednesday morning, that his successor is the “best person for the job”.
“I shall now work with him and his team to ensure an orderly handover of power.”