General News of Sat, 10 Dec 201623
Britain salutes President-elect Akufo-Addo
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has patted Nana Akufo-Addo on the back for winning Ghana’s presidential elections held on December 7.
He congratulated outgoing President John Mahama and the five other presidential candidates for accepting defeat.
“I congratulate Nana Akufo-Addo on his election as president-elect of Ghana. I also pay tribute to John Dramani Mahama and the other presidential candidates for their statesmanship in accepting the result and respecting the will of the Ghanaian people,” he said in a statement.
Mr Johnson stated the people of Ghana have strengthened their democracy through the peaceful conduct of the election and their conduct will continue “to inspire people across the region and the continent”.
He said the UK was ready to work with Nana Addo’s administration.
“The UK values the excellent partnership it has with Ghana and I look forward to working with the new president and his government,” he added.
Akufo-Addo had 53% of the votes to claim victory as Ghana’s 5th president.