Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is again the first African leader to publicly comment on the outcome of the just ended elections in Ghana.
Buhari through his official twitter handle on Saturday congratulated the President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his victory in the polls whiles congratulating John Dramani Mahama for conceding defeat.
‘‘Congratulations to Nana Akufo-Addo on his historic win. The maturity and peaceful conduct of the election is a victory for all Ghanaians,’‘ Buhari tweeted.
Congratulations to Nana Akufo-Addo on his historic win. The maturity and peaceful conduct of the election is a victory for all Ghanaians.
I also salute the statesmanship of President— Muhammadu Buhari (MBuhari) December 10, 2016
JDMahama, who came into office at a trying period for Ghana, and worked for a better country.
Africa's future rests on building strong democratic institutions, ensuring credible elections, and respect for the sanctity of the ballot.— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) December 10, 2016
The Nigerian leader was the first to congratulate Adama Barrow after he won the December 1 polls in the Gambia. He also lauded the statesmanship of Jammeh for conceding even though he has recently asked to set aside the poll saying the process was rigged.
President-Elect Nana Akufo-Addo beat incumbent President John Mahama with 5,716,026 votes representing 53.85% of votes. The president secured 4,713,277 votes representing 44.40% of valid votes cast.
The Electoral Commission (EC) duly declared him as President-elect on Friday night even though they had earlier slated the final declaration for Saturday.
Nigerian president Buhari praised Jammeh for conceding, extended felicitations to winner Adama Barrow and Gambianshttps://t.co/tTwt9fhLab— africanews (@africanews) December 3, 2016
Senegal and the African Union have condemned his position tasking him to ensure a peaceful transition of power as required by law.