Nigeria’s Obasanjo Cautions Akufo-Addo, Others Ahead of December 7 Polls

From (l-r), Akufo-Addo, Obasanjo and Mahama

Accra, Ghana, November 30, 2020//-Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo has cautioned  Ghana’s presidential candidates to ensure peace and unity ahead of the December 7 polls.

In his letter addressed to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Obasanjo urged the two leaders to be mindful of the importance of preserving the unity, peace, and stability of the country which has been bequeathed to them by those before them, including the late former President Jerry John Rawlings.

According to him, “Ghana has for a long time remained the beacon of democracy in our West Africa region and the continent at large”.

The former Nigerian President also encouraged the two candidates Akufo-Addo and former President John Dramani Mahama to play by the rules and desist from the use of language that incites violence and hate.

“I implore you to approach these elections with a very competitive spirit but also with respect for one another, respect for democratic values, love for country, and a sense of responsibility to preserve the gains Ghana has made since the advent of democracy”.

Mr Obasanjo was optimistic that should his caution be heeded, Ghana will come out the winner after the polls, irrespective of the general outcome.

Find his letter below

Obasanjo’s letter