President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated his Ghanaian counterpart Nana Akufo-Addo following his re-election for a second term in office.
Uhuru said the re-election of Akufo-Addo’s in the hotly contested poll demonstrates the strong confidence and trust the people of Ghana have in his visionary and progressive leadership.
“On behalf of the Government and the people of Kenya and on my own behalf, I wish to extend my warmest congratulations on Your Excellency’s re-election as President of Ghana,”Uhuru said.
He added in his congratulatory message to President Akufo-Addo that:
“I believe, under your visionary and strong leadership, Ghana will certainly consolidated and expand the gains made during your first term in office for the benefit of your people and the African continent.”
President Akufo-Addo was declared the winner after he obtained 51.6 per cent of the votes defeating his main rival, former President John Mahama, who garnered 47.4 per cent of the votes cast.
Uhuru said that he is looking forward to continuing working closely with Akufo-Addo to enhance bilateral cooperation between Kenya and Ghana for the benefit of the people of the two countries, as well as to advance the African agenda of a stable, peaceful, and progressive continent.
He has wished his Akufo-Addo good health and God’s favour as he embarks on his second term of service to the people of the West African nation.
The president issued the statement from Mombasa County on Thursday.