Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has commended the conduct of the 2020 presidential election in Ghana.
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He said the success of the election should be an eye-opener for Nigeria.
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He said this in a tweet to congratulate the winner of the election, Nana Akufo-Addo, on Thursday.
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Atiku said, “Congratulations to President @NAkufoAddo on his reelection. The smooth conduct of the Ghana elections should be an eye-opener to our nation.
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“We must undertake far-reaching electoral reforms that address the shortcomings of our previous experiences and strengthen our electoral process.”
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The PUNCH had reported that Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo won a second term in office, the electoral commission announced Wednesday.
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In the presidential race, Akufo-Addo received 51.59 percent of the vote, beating opposition leader and former president Mahama’s 47.36 percent, the electoral commission said.
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The announcement was greeted with chanting and dancing by a crowd of supporters in the seaside capital Accra.
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In a victory speech on Wednesday, the president-elect leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) addressed his jubilant supporters, calling for peace.
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“Now is the time, irrespective of political affiliations, to unite, join hands and stand shoulder to shoulder,” 76-year-old Akufo-Addo said.
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 Observers viewed polling as generally free and fair but police said five people were killed and 19 injured in election-related violence.
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has commended the conduct of the 2020 presidential election in Ghana.
.
He said the success of the election should be an eye-opener for Nigeria.
.
He said this in a tweet to congratulate the winner of the election, Nana Akufo-Addo, on Thursday.
.
Atiku said, “Congratulations to President @NAkufoAddo on his reelection. The smooth conduct of the Ghana elections should be an eye-opener to our nation.
.
“We must undertake far-reaching electoral reforms that address the shortcomings of our previous experiences and strengthen our electoral process.”
.
The PUNCH had reported that Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo won a second term in office, the electoral commission announced Wednesday.
.
In the presidential race, Akufo-Addo received 51.59 percent of the vote, beating opposition leader and former president Mahama’s 47.36 percent, the electoral commission said.
.
The announcement was greeted with chanting and dancing by a crowd of supporters in the seaside capital Accra.
.
In a victory speech on Wednesday, the president-elect leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) addressed his jubilant supporters, calling for peace.
.
“Now is the time, irrespective of political affiliations, to unite, join hands and stand shoulder to shoulder,” 76-year-old Akufo-Addo said.
.
Observers viewed polling as generally free and fair but police said five people were killed and 19 injured in election-related violence.
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