- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has congratulated President Nana Akufo-Addo on his victory in the 2020 presidential elections
- Blair sent a brotherly handwritten letter to Akufo-Addo two days after he was declared the winner
- Akufo-Addo defeated former President John Mahama of the opposition NDC to secure his second term
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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has congratulated President Nana Akufo-Addo on his victory in the 2020 presidential elections.
Akufo-Addo retained his seat in the keenly contested December 7 polls beating John Mahama of the NDC.
According to the Electoral Commission's chairperson, Jean Mensa, Akufo-Addo polled over 500,000 more votes than Mahama to win.
Since the declaration, many congratulatory messages have flown in from around the world with Tony Blair's being the latest.
In a hand-written letter to Akufo-Addo, Blair who described Akufo-Addo's win as a "fantastic victory" revealed that his household was very happy.
He expressed his optimism of seeing Akufo-Addo very soon while sending him the warmest good wishes.
"Dear Mr President, My deat nana, Congratulations! Well done on your fantastic victory. My household is very happy! With warmest good wishes. See you soon I hope, Yours ever, Tony," his letter read.
The congratulatory message from Blair comes after former President John Mahama officially rejected the results of the 2020 presidential election.
According to him, there were violations of the law governing the election and thus makes EC's declaration tantamount to illegality.
The NDC presidential candidate while addressing the media on Thursday, December 10, also listed a number of concerns he had about the general conduct of the election.
Meanwhile, The Electoral Commission (EC) has discounted speculation on social media that its chairperson, Jean Mensa, has travelled abroad.
In a statement released on Friday, December 11, 2020, the EC described the information making rounds as fake.
The statement emphasised that Mrs Mensa and all other commissioners were at post discharging their duties.
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