Former President Jerry John Rawlings has urged president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo to fight corruption "across-the-board" in a congratulatory statement.
The former president notes that Akufo-Addo's victory is a manifestation of the people's will, adding that Ghana has many challenges which he promised to fix.
“Your victory is a manifestation of the people’s desire for new leadership and comes with enormous responsibilities including a commitment to pursue an anti-corruption drive across-the-board," he said.
“Ghana faces huge challenges, many of which you promised to tackle during your campaign tours," he added.
He reminded the president-elect that he was elected as "President because the electorate believes you have the ability to confront these challenges and lead the country with fearlessness, humility and honesty."
He continued: “I commend you for committing to be a leader for all Ghanaians in your acceptance address. The onus is on you to pursue a leadership that unifies the people so members of the losing side have no reason to feel insecure.
“I wish you the best of luck as you prepare to assume the mantle of leadership.
“God bless you and our homeland Ghana,” the message concluded.