A picture shows presidential campaign posters of Nigerian President and candidate to his re-election for the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan and leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohamma ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Accra - Ghana President, John Dramani Mahama, has congratulated the President-elect of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, following his victory in the weekend’s poll.
Mahama, who is also the Chair of the Economic Community of West African States Authority of Heads of State and Government, also congratulated all the political stakeholders, electoral officials and the people of Nigeria for their belief and commitment to the strengthening of democracy and good governance.
He further commended outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan for his “political maturity and statesmanship”, describing his call to President-elect Buhari as “a mark of courage and a respect for the will of the Nigerian people.”
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Mahama hailed the Nigerian elections as a triumph for the new Africa that is emerging.
Meanwhile, the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has congratulated Buhari and Nigeria.
“Through the peaceful exercise of their sovereign and democratic right to elect their own leaders, the people of Nigeria have strengthened the frontiers of democracy for all other African countries to emulate.” – CAJ News
Buhari, a former Nigerian army general, beat incumbent and main rival Jonathan by a wide margin during the historic presidential election in Nigeria.