Deputy President William Ruto lauded Ghanaians for conducting elections that were free and fair.
Ruto represented President Uhuru Kenyatta at the swearing-in ceremony of Nana Akufo-Addo, the new President of Ghana, on Saturday January 7, and promised commitment to the strengthening ties between Kenya and Ghana.
“Congratulations to the people of Ghana for conducting a democratic election and a peaceful transition of power. Ghanaians demonstrated political maturity before and after the elections,” the DP said as quoted by the Star.
Ruto went on to add that Kenya and the Western Africa country will exploit opportunities in the agriculture, energy and trade sectors. He said that the outgoing President John Mahama has shown statesmanship and put Ghana first by acknowledging the loss and relinquishing power to Akufo-Addo.
Also present during the swearing in was Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – the chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States, who said Ghanaians had charted a new destiny.
She said: “Thank you, the people of Ghana, for showing political maturity and patriotism. You have come together after a hard-fought election and demonstrated togetherness.”