- Nigeria’s ex-president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has stated that President Akufo-Addo won Monday’s general election because of his amazing performance in office
- According to him, he expects the Ghanaian leader to be moderate in celebration and unite the country towards progress and prosperity
- Akufo-Addo was declared the winner of the presidential race within 48hours after the closure of polls
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Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, says the reelection of President Nana Akufo-Addo was proof of his stellar performance in office.
Ghanaians on Monday, December 7, 2020, gave Akufo-Addo another four-year term in the fiercely contested general elections.
He beat former President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
In a December 10, 2020, letter, the former Nigerian head of state appealed to President Akufo-Addo to be noble in victory, The Nation reported.
He further urged him to unite the nation for the development and progress of Ghana.
“But in doing so, I urge you not to lose sight of your determination to have a “Ghana beyond aid,” Obasanjo said.
Meanwhile, former President Mahama rejected the outcome of the elections.
According to him, the Electoral Commission (EC), fudged the results of the elections to favour the sitting president.
The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan, however, said the elections were free and fair.
That notwithstanding, she urged Mahama to seek redress in court.
The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) certified the presidential results as declared by the EC.
According to the local elections observer, its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology used in observing the 2020 elections confirmed the figures of the commission.
This was after meticulously checking for accuracy and internal consistency, the coalition said.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported, the EC took back the results of the presidential polls that were declared on December 9, 2020, after admitting it contained some errors.
A new post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the morning of Thursday, December 10, 2020, on the verified Twitter handle of the commission reveals some corrections were made.
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