December 2016 – Ghana’s opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has been nominated the person of the Day on Mivasocial, the African Social Network as he wins the 2016 presidential election in Ghana.
Ghana has demonstrated yet again that it is a true symbol of Democracy in West Africa and the entire African continent.
Supporters of his New Patriotic Party (NPP) cheered, danced and set off fireworks following an anxious day in which his victory had been broadly accepted but there were no official results.
Third time’s the charm for Opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo. His win and cemnts the country’s reputation as a standard bearer of democracy in a region that has been blighted by civil wars and coups.
Akufo-Addo defeated President John Mahama by 53.8 percent to 44.4 percent, electoral commissioner Charlotte Osei said late on Friday, sparking scenes of celebration in the capital Accra.
“I make this solemn pledge to you tonight: I will not let you down. I will do all in my power to live up to your hopes and expectations,” Akufo-Addo told a jubilant crowd in the garden of his residence.
Akufo-Addo, 72, served as foreign minister and attorney general in the NPP government that ruled between 2001 and 2009 and twice previously lost close battles for the presidency.
Mahama called him to offer congratulations just before Osei’s statement and later he addressed his supporters.