NewsOnline Nigeria reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana on his re-election for a second term in office.
This online news source understands that President Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled “Ghana: President Buhari congratulates Akufo-Addo on re-election.”
According to the statement, the President also appealed to other contestants in the elections to put national interest above personal and partisan considerations and maintain the peace, while seeking legal redress.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana on his re-election for a second term in office.
“The President also commends the people of Ghana on the successful conclusion of the presidential and parliamentary elections, attesting further that with the right institutions and political leadership, constitutional democracy in the West African sub-region has come to stay.
“President Buhari appeals to other contestants in the elections to put national interest above personal and partisan considerations and maintain the peace, while seeking resolution of grievances through established legal avenues.
“The President notes that Nigeria and Ghana share close historic and cultural ties, adding that he looks forward to working with his Ghanaian counterpart in realising shared goals that bring peace, security and prosperity to the citizens of both countries in particular and the ECOWAS community in general.
“The Nigerian leader wishes President Akufo-Addo a successful new tenure, peace and stability in his country as well as improved bilateral relations.”