Ghana’s President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo has revealed that the birthday of Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari means a lot to him.
He said this is because his late mother shares the same birthday with Nigeria’s Buhari.
He said this after he met Buhari behind closed doors in Abuja.
Nana Addo who described his meeting with Buhari as successful said he took the opportunity to formally introduce himself and also wished him a happy birthday. President Buhari celebrated his 74th birthday on December 17, 2016.
“I have come to introduce myself to President Buhari so that we begin to know each other.”
“I had the opportunity to say a belated happy birthday to the President. His birthday is an important day in my life because that day is my late mother’s birthday.”
“We had a very good exchange. We are determined to grow the relationship between our two countries.’’
Nana Addo said he also expects that the relationship between Ghana and Nigeria is strengthened during their tenure.
“The relationship between our two countries is so important for our countries, West Africa and Africa. I think those of us who are in positions of leadership need to know each other and have an understanding and address the main concerns of our populations,” he said.