Wednesday, 07 June

Posterity'll be kind to you – Akufo-Addo to Buhari

Akufo-Addo in a handshake with Buhari

President Nana Akufo-Addo says he has no doubt in his mind that posterity will be kind to the outgoing Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nana Akufo-Addo said this on Friday, 19th May 2023, when he chaired the launch of two biographies, “State of Repair – How Muhammadu Buhari tried to change Nigeria for good” by Anthony Goldman, and “The Legacy of Muhammadu Buhari” by Senator Abu Ibrahim, in Abuja, Nigeria.

“As leaders, we all have our high and low moments, but I have no doubt that posterity will be kind to Muhammadu Buhari. West Africa, Africa, and, indeed, the world will miss his leadership – the leadership of the military ruler turned consummate democrat, who was extremely solicitous of Nigeria and Africa’s interest, and who sought for principle in all decisions in which he took,” President Akufo-Addo stated.

The Ghanaian leader congratulated the Englishman, Anthony Goldman, and the Nigerian, Senator Abu Ibrahim, for their industry and scholarship.

 And to the many other authors, poets and playwrights on the continent, Mr Akufo-Addo urged them to tell the African story truthfully and with flair, and to give praise where it has been earned, and criticism where it is deserved.

Source: Mensah