A former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has commended the successful conduct of the 2020 presidential election in Ghana.
He noted that the smooth conduct of the election should be an eye-opener for Nigeria.
He said this while congratulating the winner of the election, Nana Akufo-Addo, on Thursday in a tweet.
Atiku said, “Congratulations to President @NAkufoAddo on his reelection. The smooth conduct of the Ghana elections should be an eye-opener to our nation.
“We must undertake far-reaching electoral reforms that address the shortcomings of our previous experiences and strengthen our electoral process.”
President Akufo-Addo won a second term in office, the electoral commission declared Wednesday.
The electoral commission explained that in the presidential race, Akufo-Addo received 51.59 percent of the vote, defeating the opposition leader and former president Mahama with his 47.36 percent.
However, the announcement was greeted with jubilation by a crowd of supporters in the seaside capital Accra.
The 76-year-old Akufo-Addo in a victory speech on Wednesday addressed his jubilant supporters, calling for peace.
“Now is the time, irrespective of political affiliations, to unite, join hands and stand shoulder to shoulder,” the president-elect leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) said.