Ghanaians have lashed out at their President, Nana Akufo-Addo for congratulating the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu for his victory in the just-concluded presidential election in Nigeria.
Akufo-Addo had taken to Twitter on Friday to congratulate Tinubu.
He wrote: “President-elect Bola Tinubu’s victory has ensured that the ruling APC Government has been given four (4) more years to continue in office, which, I am hopeful, will go a long way to enhancing the quality of governance, the rule of law and the performance of the Nigerian economy.
“The presidential candidates of the Peoples’ Democratic Party and the Labour Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, respectively, are to be commended for their vigorous, well-fought campaigns.
“I am confident that their reactions to the results of the election will reinforce the boundaries of Nigerian democracy, and consolidate the peace and stability of Nigeria, Africa’s giant.
“It is my expectation that the President-elect would continue in the stead of past Nigerian leaders, and deepen even further the strong friendship that exists between Nigeria & Ghana, which has been based on a shared agenda of freedom, dev’t, security, progress and prosperity.”
On behalf of the Ghanaian people and their Government, I extend warm congratulations to the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his victory in the Nigerian presidential election of Saturday, 25th February.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) March 2, 2023
The message didn’t get the endorsement of Ghanaians who took to Twitter to lash out at their president.
See comments below:
Kwesi wrote: ‘On behalf of the people of GH we deny ever having anything with this congratulatory message.. Thank you.’
Jorge_Burruchaga wrote: “Nigerians,this man is telling lies.. we’ve not sent him,neither is he our mouthpiece..infact disregard this congratulatory message.. it’s never from Ghanaians.”
Ansah wrote: ‘No Ghanaian has sent you to congratulate the winner of a rigged election.’
Lenny Makavo wrote: ‘I voted for you but i dont endorse this message as a Ghanaian. As a democrat who went to the Supreme court to claim your mandate, kindly allow others to seek theirs……. Unless you endorse everything that went into the electoral process in Nigeria.’
KOI wrote: ‘You must be sick for congratulating Tinubu. Was this the kind of election that brought you into power in Ghana? Well, maybe.’
@MikeTod11 wrote: ‘And we Ghanaians have no hand in this congratulatory message.’
KwasiDeuces wrote: “Mr Man please speak for yourself am not part of this your congratulations. please with all due respect sir”
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