Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Kunle Idowu

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo says the re-election of the Ghanian President, Nana Akufo-Addo for the second term, was made possible by his performance in office.

OBASANJO made the observation in a letter of congratulation he sent to Nana on his electoral victory at the polls.

He charged him to remain enthusiastic, energetic,focused, and committed as he was,in the last four years as he begins another four year term to śerve the people of Ghana and indeed the rest of Africa.

In the letter of cogratulation ,copies of which were made availaible to newsmen by his Media Aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, OBASANJO told Nana to be magnanimous in victory, unite the nation, and bring all hands on deck for the growth, development and progress of Ghana.

Obasanjo noted that having been re-elected at a crucial time when the world was emerging from the socio-economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, encouraged him “to take leadership and explore all available means both in Ghana and in the rest of Africa to secure safe, effective, available, and affordable COVID-19 vaccines for all Ghanaians and their African brothers and sisters.

“But in doing so, I urge you not to lose sight of your determination to have a “Ghana beyond aid”.

The former President who had days before the Ghanaian election wrote to the leaders of the two prominent parties, the NPP and NDC on the need for peaceful elections, also congratulated the winning party and the supporters on the victory in the Presidential elections.

“Once again, congratulations on your re-election as President of the Republic of Ghana and may God give you even more wisdom and strength to lead your great country.