VICTORY!!!!!!! Electoral Commission declares Nana Akufo Addo as president elect

The declaration followed a congratulatory call from out-going president John Mahama to President elect Nana Akufo Addo

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The New Patriotic Party's Nana Akufo Addo has been declared as the President- elect of Ghana.

This declaration was made by the  EC chairperson after John Mahama placed a call to congratulate Akufo Addo

Nana Addo polled 5, 716,026 million votes representing 53.85 % beat the incumbent president John Dramani Mahama who had 4, 713,277 million votes representing 44.40 %

play Nana Addo's family jubilates

 

"On the basis of the foregoing figures to and  the power vested as the chairperson of the electoral commission and the returning officer of the presidential elections It is my duty and privilege to declare Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo as the president elect of the republic of Ghana." Charlotte Osei told the country.

play Journalists at the EC waiting for the declaration

 

This is Nana Addo's third and successful attempt at the presidency.

The 72 year old astute lawyer's message of running a corruption free government,  providing jobs for the youth through his "One District One factory" promise among others stuck with voters who generally wanted change.

play Jubilation in Nana Addo's house

 

The resounding victory is an indication that Nana Addo has the support of majority of Ghanaians.

It's been a hectic two days  for journalists and indeed the whole country. The situation became more tensed after the NPP announced hours after voting ended that they had won the election per their calculation of the results on the pink sheets.

This was followed with another press conference by the party's youth organiser Sammy Awuku to put pressure on the EC to go ahead and declare the results.

The NDC's Ofosu Ampofo also held a press conference to assure the NDC supporters that they are in a comfortable lead.

The EC then came out to say they are investigating claims of over voting.

This  set the tone for series of press conferences from the NPP, NDC, EC chairperson who said she cannot rig the elections, Election Observers, The National Peace Council, Nana Akufo Addo and President Mahama.

After the declaration the capital city Accra went into a jubilant mood.

 

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