Mahama Congratulates Kabore

Ghana’s President John Mahama has congratulated President-elect of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Kabore.

“Mr Kabore’s victory will open a new chapter in the constitutional history of Burkina Faso and lead the country into a golden era of democracy, good governance and prosperity,” Mr Mahama, who is seeking re-election in Ghana’s 2016 elections, said in a statement.

He also commended all stakeholders in the crucial elections in Burkina Faso and urged them to continue to work together to ensure an incident-free transfer of power from the transitional government to Mr Roch Marc Kabore.

“Ghana will continue to offer the necessary support to her sister country, Burkina Faso,” the Ghanaian president said.

Mr Kabore, a former prime minister, secured 53.5% of the vote on Sunday after months of political unrest.

It was the first election since last year’s popular uprising which toppled longstanding President Blaise Compaore.

The vote was due to have been held last month but was delayed by a failed coup in September led by members of the elite presidential guard.

Mr Compaore, 64, is now living in exile in neighbouring Ivory Coast.

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