Ghanaian Opposition Leader Wins Election. Mahama Out as President.
Ghana's incumbent president John Mahama has conceded defeat in Ghana's election. Opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo will become Ghana's 13th president.
Ghanaian media is reporting that President John Mahama has called opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo to concede a tight election. Akufo-Addo will become Ghana's 13th president.
Joy FM’s website showed Akufo-Addo winning with 53 percent of the vote with Mahama on 45.15 percent, based on a count of 217 constituencies out of 275 in total. Citi FM gave Akufo-Addo 54.8 percent based on 190 constituencies.
Ghanaians online are mostly jubilant. Starting, of course, with the president elect:
Wait for it ... Wait for it ... Wait for it ... Wait for it ... Wait for it ... Wait for it ... Wait for it ... #ChangeHasCome— Nana Akufo-Addo (@Nana Akufo-Addo)1481313899.0
A few minutes ago, I received a call from President @JDMahama congratulating me on winning the 2016 Presidential Election. #ChangeHasCome— Nana Akufo-Addo (@Nana Akufo-Addo)1481314934.0
Incumbent NDC general secretary Asiedu Nketia has just told me on EC corridor "yes President Mahama has conceded".… https://t.co/QXrVXKPsTe— Akwasi Sarpong (@Akwasi Sarpong)1481315823.0
— Ghana Decides (@GhanaDecides) December 9, 2016
— Lenex_Colds™‼️ (@LenexColds) December 9, 2016
People I didn't even know supported the NPP, are bringing out NPP flags left, right and centre 😂😅😅 #GhanaDecides— Zommy Anajemba (@Zommy Anajemba)1481314826.0
#GhanaDecides: scene at Nana Akufo-Addo's house, outside supporters have gathered, deafening sound of celebrations… https://t.co/8iRVjmLi8v— Daniel Finnan (@Daniel Finnan)1481316101.0
Jubilation at @NPP_GH headquarters after President @JDMahama's concession to now President-elect @NAkufoAddo. Ghana… https://t.co/U2UyU8hJBL— Jemila Abdulai (@Jemila Abdulai)1481316980.0