Jonathan congratulates Nana Akufo, praises John Mahama for conceding defeat

Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has extended congratulatory messages to Ghana’s President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, on his victory in the recently concluded presidential election.

The New People Party (NPP) candidate, has been declared the winner by the Electoral Commission of Ghana, in an announcement made by the Chairperson of the Commission, Charlotte Osei.

The Electoral Commission tweeted the announcement and thanked all those that made the election successful.

“We declare Nana Akufo-Addo as President-Elect of our Ghana. God bless Ghana. Thank you.

“We wish to thank all our partners, staff and volunteers and our political parties for participating and ensuring a successful election”, the tweet read‎.

Ghana’s incumbent president, John Mahama, had already called Akufo-Addo to concede defeat earlier on Friday.

Jonathan saluted Mahama for doing the honourable thing in conceding victory.

“I am immensely proud of the maturity and high patriotism displayed by President John Mahama who has just conceded to Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo,” Jonthan wrote on his official Twitter page.

“Some may erroneously think that President Mahama lost today. Not at all. Not at all. He has gained honour that will never depart from him.

“I congratulate Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo and urge him to immediately begin the process of reuniting the nation of Ghana.

“I also urge him to appreciate the great strides and achievements of President John Mahama when that time comes.

“To accelerate the growth of the economy, all Ghanaian irrespective of political divide should be involved”, he added

 

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