The president of Ghana and the chairman of the authority of states and governments of Ecowas, John Dramani Mahama paid a solidarity visit to President Jonathan on the successful conducts of elections in Nigeria. He was speaking at the state house Abuja when he commended President Good luck Jonathan on his statesmanship in congratulating the president elect even before the final results were announced. President Mahama expressed happiness at the level of maturity displayed by President Jonathan.
President Mahama had earlier visited president the elections to encourage the country to conduct a free and fair election. He said he came to confer with President Jonathan on several issues with regards to Ecowas and used the opportunity to commend the president on his maturity.
President Mahama said that Nigeria plays a major role in the sub region as not only the biggest economy in the sub region but the whole of Africa. He said that Nigeria and Ghana holds a special relationship and both countries are close. He said both countries share a common value and ‘we will make our bonds even stronger.’
President Mahama also visited president elect Muhammadu Buhari to congratulate him on his electoral victory. He said other African countries must learn from the success of Nigeria in the conduct of the elections. On the issue of xenophobic attacks , president Mahama said the youths in South Africa are not aware of the roles African countries played to end apartheid in South Africa. On insurgency, he said that Ecowas is forming a strategic partnership to solve the problem of insecurity in the region.
“IPOB is being sponsored by those I will call the Coalition of the politically disgruntled and the treasury looters. They believe that by sponsoring this group to destabilize the country and trigger chaos, they will realize their ambition of escaping justice and then be free to dip their hands into the nation’s treasury again.”
-Lai Mohammed(Nigeria’s Information Minister on IPOB)
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