Both President Mahama, and President Elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo were in Nigeria over the weekend, and both for different reasons.
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For both Ghana's sitting president and President Elect to be out of the country is a rarity, and only once in a blue moon has it happened that both sitting, and president elect, would visit the same country, and yet do it for separate reasons. Well, over the weekend this is exactly what happened.
President Mahama innitially went to attend the 50th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority, he also attended Ovation Magazine's Christmas Carol programe with Chief Dele Momodu.
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While according to a statement shared on his Facebook Profile, President Elect, Nana Akufo Addo, went to Nigeria in order to deliver a keynote address at the 2016 Future of Africa Awards ceremony in Lagos. He also intended to pay a courtesy visit to President His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
See statement below:
AKUFO-ADDO LEAVES FOR 3-DAY VISIT TO NIGERIA
The President-Elect of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, left Ghana on Sunday, December 18, for a 3-day visit to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Whilst there, he is expected to deliver the keynote speech at the 2016 Future of Africa Awards ceremony in Lagos, and will also pay a courtesy call on the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, in Abuja.
The President-Elect will return to Ghana on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.