African leaders have congratulated Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his re-election as President of the Republic of Ghana.
On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission and the Returning Officer of the 2020 presidential election, declared Mr Akufo-Addo as president-elect.
According to Jean Mensa, Nana Akufo-Addo obtained 6,730,413 votes representing 51.59% while his main contender, John Dramani Mahama, polled 6,214,889 which represents 47.36% of the total ballots cast.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, and Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara took to Twitter to congratulate Nana Akufo-Addo.
Paul Kagame wrote: “Congratulations to my brother and friend President Nana Akufo-Addo on your re-election. It is a testament to the trust the people of Ghana have placed in you. We look forward to continued friendship between our two nations and collaboration towards the prosperity of our people.”
Muhammadu Buhari also congratulated Nana Akufo-Addo and wish him a successful tenure.
“I congratulate President Akufo-Addo on his re-election for a second term in office. I also commend the people of Ghana on the successful conclusion of the presidential and parliamentary elections – further proof that constitutional democracy has come to stay in West Africa,” he wrote.
“Nigeria and Ghana share close historical and cultural ties, and I look forward to working with President Akufo-Addo to realise our shared goals of peace, security and prosperity for our citizens and for the entire ECOWAS community.”
“On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, I wish President Akufo-Addo a successful new tenure, and peace and stability in his country, as well as improved relations between our two countries” Mr Buhari added.
Alassane Ouattara also congratulated Nana Akufo-Addo, while adding that he looks forward to working with him.
“My warmest congratulations and best wishes to my brother Nana Akufo-Addo on his re-election as President of the Republic of Ghana.”
“I look forward to working with him in the same warm spirit which has marked the historic and fraternal relations between Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana for so many years,” he wrote.
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