Obasanjo Congratulates Akufo-Addo, Calls for Unity

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Bennett Oghifo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday congratulated the Ghanaian president who was re-elected during the week, urging him to be magnanimous in victory and to unite his country.

Obasanjo said in his congratulatory letter that Akufo-Addo was re-elected because of his performance in office, urging him to keep up the good work.

He reminded the president that “your re-election by the people of Ghana to govern the country for another term of four years is a testimony of your performance in office so far and I believe that you will remain as enthusiastic, as energetic, as focused, and as committed as you have been in the last four years in serving the people of Ghana and indeed the rest of Africa for the next four years.

“With the elections behind you, I urge you to be magnanimous in victory, unite the nation, and bring all hands on deck for the growth, development and progress of Ghana.”

Obasanjo also admonished President Akufo-Addo on the imperative of procuring affordable vaccines for use by Ghanaians and other Africans to counter the dreaded Coronavirus.

He advised him “to take leadership and explore all available means both in Ghana and in the rest of Africa to secure safe, effective, available, and affordable COVID-19 vaccines for all Ghanaians and their African brothers and sisters.”

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Jean Adukwei Mensa had declared Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party winner of the December 7, 2020 election, stating that he received 6,730,413 or 51.59 per cent of total votes, while his closest rival, John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress received 6,214,889 or 47.36 per cent of ballots cast.