Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has advised the second term elected President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo to be magnanimous in victory and unite the nation.
He gave this advice in a congratulatory letter he wrote to Akufo-Addo dated 10th December 2020, a copy of which was made available by Obasanjo’s media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi.
Obasanjo said his re-election for another term of four years was a testimony of his performance in office so far, believing that he would remain as enthusiastic, as energetic, as focused, and as committed as he had been in the last four years in serving the people of Ghana and indeed the rest of Africa.
He also congratulated the party, NPP and all his supporters for his victory at the 7th December 2020 presidential election.
The former president urged him to work for the growth and development of Ghana, most especially at the crucial time COVID-19 was ravaging the world.
The letter read in part, “Your Excellency, with the elections behind you, I urge you to be magnanimous in victory, unite the nation, and bring all hands on deck for the growth, development and progress of Ghana.
“You have been re-elected at a crucial time when the world is emerging from the socio-economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, there has been breakthrough in developing a vaccine against the deadly virus.
“I encourage you 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.’
“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.”