In light of Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo’s re-election for a second term in office on Wednesday — a result his rival John Mahama’s camp said it would appeal, supporters of the president’s New Patriotic Party (NPP) are celebrating the win.
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Prince Ofori, an NPP Supporter, is ecstatic to know his chosen president will stay in office, “NDC, the opposition party. We have retired them. They don’t have anything to do anymore. We are the government in power, our president Nana Akufo Addo. The champion president. The number one.”
According to the electoral commission, Akufo-Addo received 51.59% of the vote in the presidential race — beating opposition leader and former president Mahama’s 47.36%.
Summary of the 2020 Presidential Election results – Without Techiman South Constituency pic.twitter.com/KkhUR7dpkh
— Electoral Commission Of Ghana (@ECGhanaOfficial) December 10, 2020
The announcement on Wednesday was greeted with chanting and dancing by a crowd of supporters in the seaside capital Accra. On the other hand, the opposition has called the election “flawed.”
Nyarko, another NPP Supporter, could not contain his pleasure in knowing that the opposition will not take power, “The NDC are liars. We no longer like John Mahama. We want peace in Ghana. We want Nana Akufo Addo.”
Congratulations to everyone for ensuring another peaceful and successful elections.
— Isaac-Leslie Osei (@leslie__isaac) December 10, 2020
Polling was observed as fair in the West African country known for its stable democracy.
However, the political climate soured late Tuesday resulting in 5 people dead and 19 injured in electoral-related violence.