Buhari holds closed door meeting with Ghana’s president-elect in Aso Rock

Buhari holds closed door meeting with Ghana’s president-elect in Aso Rock



The President-Elect of Ghana, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo is in a meeting with the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari.

The meeting which is behind closed doors is being held at the office of President Buhari at the President Villa, Abuja.
The President-Elect of Ghana left the country on Sunday, December 18, for a 3-day visit to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He shared on his official Facebook page that whilst in Nigeria, he expected to deliver the keynote speech at the 2016 Future of Africa Awards ceremony in Lagos.
The president-elect on Monday, December 19, joined Governor Rochas Okorocha, and the people of Imo State as the Special Guest of Honour at the celebration of this year’s Thanksgiving Day.
During the event, Mr  Akufo-Addo said he will improve on the existing relationship between Nigeria and Ghana during his tenure as president.

According to him, Nigeria/Ghana relationship should set a good example for the rest of West Africa.
“I am determined, following the mandate my people have conferred on me to do everything to establish good relations with the leadership of this great country, Nigeria because together we can work for the construction of a better Africa,” he said.
Akufo-Addo said that Ghanaians valued their relationship with Nigeria which dated back to decades, stressing that the stronger the relationship, the better for the rest of Africa.
He praised the leadership spirit of his host, Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, and called on the people to give him maximum support.
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo also commended Okorocha for the good work he was doing in the state.

Obasanjo said that he was particularly delighted to join Imo people in thanking God for what he had used the governor to do in the state.
He stressed that he was amazed to see a new Owerri town because the Owerri capital he saw on arrival was quite different from the one he used to know.
“Rochas Okorocha was my unpaid adviser who helped me in most of the good policies I initiated as a president.
“I want to congratulate him because he has changed the face of Owerri, I know this city very well. As I came today I was forced to ask, is this the Owerri that I used to know or another Owerri?” Obasanjo said.
Earlier, Gov. Rochas Okorocha said the Imo Day of Thanksgiving was not for All Progress Congress (APC) members in the state only, adding that the event was for the entire Imo people.
“The thanksgiving is for Imo people to thank God for what he has done in the lives of the state and her people,’’ he emphasised.
Okorocha said that what the present administration had  achieved in the state would not have been possible without God.
He thanked Obasanjo and Akufo-Addo for their participation  in the event.
Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, who chaired the occasion, described Okorocha as “a statesman who knows when to play politics and when to offer leadership to his people.’’
He said that the governor had never discriminated against people based on partisan politics but had continued to carry everybody along.

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