The New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its leader, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, have jointly sent a message to wish Nigerians well ahead of the 5th democratic elections after the end of military rule in 1999.
“The New Patriotic Party and I wish to send our best wishes to the people of Nigeria for these elections,” Nana Addo said in a statement.
“We, in the NPP and in Ghana, generally, join the good people of Nigeria in praying for a free, fair and peaceful elections across the entire Federal Republic.”
The statement underscored how a successful election in Nigeria will inure to peace in Ghana, West Africa and Africa as a whole.
“This is because our destinies, hopes and aspirations are linked in our collective quest to create free, fair and modern societies of opportunity and prosperity in Africa.”
NPP and Nana Akufo-Addo were happy about the fact that former Ghanaian leader, John Agyekum Kufuor, will head the Ecowas observer mission, more importantly at a time a Ghanaian leader heads the bloc.
“We are confident that our two distinguished statesmen will play their respective roles with the requisite integrity to advance the cause of democracy in our neighbouring country.”
Nigerians will go to polls on Saturday, March 28 in what many say will be closely contested. President Goodluck Jonathan is being challenged by former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari.
“The whole of Africa is looking up to its most populous country to come through these elections with flying colours.”
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana