President Buhari charges African leaders to maintain commitment to democracy


However, Buhari's promise has raised series of reactions from some Ghanaian citizens.

The Party also expressed their surprise at the Presidents decision to assist Ghana in her war against corruption when his own government "reeks heavily with corruption as evinced by the Transparency International report which exposed the fact that corruption has worsened in Nigeria under your watch".

"Can a man without hair teach you how to comb your hair?"

While listing what he described as the numerous achievement of Akufo-Addo's administration viz-a-viz the failures of Buhari, the opposition party said the aim of the Nigerian leader was to use the visit to Ghana to amass global support for his bid to get re-elected.

"Expecting Buhari to improve your situation is like expecting a man who couldn't pass mathematics to teach you how to pass additional mathematics".

Speaking during the 61st independence celebration of Ghana on Tuesday, Buhari had promised to help to the West African country fight corruption.

"He said; "... Your Excellency, I can assure you that you have a good partner in me in tackling endemic corruption".

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Quoting one of the founding fathers of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah President Buhari said, "those who would judge us merely by the heights we have achieved would do well to remember the depths from which we started".

The celebration will be marked with the traditional march past and parade at the iconic Black Star Square.

He said, "When President Buhari was reeling out President Akufo-Addo achievements in his one year in office; his ingenious approach to job creation; the farming-for-job initiative, the senior high school free education, one district-one factory project and one village-one dam initiative among others". "Given all these public policies, it becomes reassuring that with the right leadership, Africa's drives to eradicate poverty and to entrench democracy is on course. One other reason the country and Africa could not continue to rely on aid is that there is aid fatigue". Our newly rejuvenated Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation has already provided us with good platform in resolving any differences while focusing on our main developmental objectives.

Nigeria and Ghana share close cultural and historic ties, which have continued to shape our bilateral relations.

"I am appealing to the opposing parties in Togo to please come together and resolve their differences so that Togo will move forward".

It noted that the determination of his government to wean itself of foreign aid was based on the fact that it was not the panacea for national socio-economic transformation.