Secretary-General, Congratulating Newly Elected President of Ghana, Commends Outgoing Leader’s Role in Defusing Tensions, Preserving Peace

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General congratulates Nana Akufo-Addo on his election as President of Ghana. He thanks outgoing President John Dramani Mahama for his role in defusing tensions and preserving peace during the election period.

The Secretary-General congratulates the Ghanaian people, who turned out in large numbers to participate in the presidential and parliamentary elections on 7 December. He also commends the Electoral Commission for the successful organization of the elections.

The Secretary-General reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to continue assisting the Government of Ghana in consolidating democratic and development achievements.

Source: United Nations