Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has described the re-election of the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo for the second term, as a result of his performance in office.
He charged him to remain as enthusiastic, as energetic, as focused, and as committed as he had been in the last four years in serving the people of Ghana and indeed the rest of Africa for the next four years again.
The former President who had days before the Ghanaian election wrote to the leaders of the two prominent parties, the NPP and NDC on the need for peaceful elections, also congratulated the winning party and the supporters on the victory in the presidential elections.
Obasanjo in a letter of congratulations to the President Akufo-Addo, government and the people of Ghana on the successful conduct of the Ghanaian general elections, held on 7th December, 2020, copies which were made to newsmen by his Media Aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Friday, urged him to be magnanimous in victory, unite the nation, and bring all hands on deck for the growth, development and progress of Ghana.
He noted that having been re-elected at a crucial time when the world was emerging from the socio-economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic and encouraged the presodent-elect 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.
“But in doing so, I urge you not to lose sight of your determination to have a “Ghana beyond aid.
“Once again, congratulations on your re-election as President of the Republic of Ghana and may God give you even more wisdom and strength to lead your great country”, Obasanjo enthused in the statement.