Ghanaian president congratulates Nigeria’s Buhari on his re-election

ACCRA, Feb. 27  — Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday congratulated Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election as president of Nigeria in last weekend’s election, for a second term.
Buhari, candidate of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) party, topped the election with more than 15 million votes, or 55.6 percent of the total in the presidential election.
His main challenger Abubakar Atiku of the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), garnered over 11 million votes or 41.2 percent.
Akufo-Addo, in a statement, said Buhari’s re-election was a renewal of the confidence Nigerians had in his program 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.
“It is my sincere hope that President Buhari will continue on the path of delivering unity, progress and prosperity to the Nigerian people,” he said.
“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 Ghanaian president also commended Atiku for a vigorous, well-fought campaign, and applaud his decision to ventilate his dissatisfaction with the election results through a constitutional process.
“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,” Akufo-Addo said. – XINHUA