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#GhanaDecides: Nana Akufo-Addo defeats President John Mahama

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Ghana’s Electoral Commission has declared opposition leader and candidate of New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo,  the winner of the presidential election in the West African nation.

The former Foreign minister, who contested on the promise of change said on Twitter that the incumbent, John Mahama had called to congratulate him on his victory.

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Although results from 4 constituencies are being collated, the 72-year-old, who ran for the top job in 2008 and 2012, has been declared winner by the electoral umpire.

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32 Comments

  1. Bee

    December 9, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Presidential election win engineered by same StateCraft who engineered Nigeria’s 2015 presidential win.

    • A Real Nigerian

      December 9, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      ?????

    • Abena

      December 10, 2016 at 4:34 am

      Do you know something we don’t?

    • Mujer

      December 10, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Shange has reached Ghana.

      Nigeria–>Phillipines—->Britain—->USA—->Gambia—–>Ghana

      People with spiritual eyes, can you see the writing on the wall?

  2. Ammagh

    December 9, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Democracy is beautiful. Nana !!! I love my country!

  3. Abena

    December 9, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Well-deserved win for Nana.

    John Mahama will go down as one of the (if not) the worst president in the history of Ghana.

    A long road ahead for Ghana, but I hope this government comes with a solid plan and good personnel to solve (at least) some of the problems of Ghana.

  4. Ellena

    December 9, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    I hope this ‘change’ doesn’t turn out like what we are currently suffering in Nigeria….

  5. Fille

    December 9, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Congrats Nana. This is great news, I hope she performs well ..

  6. A Real Nigerian

    December 9, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Just finished listening to his victory speech. What an enlightened, eloquent and coherent man. This is something almost all our presidents lack. Hear the likes of Buhari, GEJ and Obasanjo make a speech, and it’s like they are reading a text without punctuation. Always making the English language sound so terrible.

  7. #MadeInNaija

    December 9, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Has John called to congratulate Nana or he is not a Hero of democracy? Congrats to you Nana and I wish you well but remember that you are now the Chief Servant, so you need to serve Ghana with all your strength. Charlie… you no say money no be problem,,

  8. Apena Dare

    December 9, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    The World is changing gradually. Congratulations to the Ghana President elect, Nana Akufo. From: Oluwagbeminiyi Dare Africa Intellectual Foundation (ODAIF)’s Prsident.

  9. www.ckjacob.com

    December 10, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Congratulations.

  10. m

    December 10, 2016 at 12:06 am

    congrats to nana and God bless john for conceding defeat in a peaceful manner

  11. Yaa

    December 10, 2016 at 1:41 am

    John Mahama had 44%! That’s like, the lowest percentage any incumbent president has ever had! And the fact that he was a one term president. That should tell y’all something.
    Ghanaians didn’t have light. We didn’t have jobs, fees were high and taxes were rising. And yet Mahama could afford to have Chris Brown perform at the launch of Hope City, spend millions of dollars on Guinea Fowls and hire Osuofia just to come and campaign for him! Lol! I’m just glad Ghanaians taught him a very big lesson! He even had the nerve to say somewhere that Ghanaians have short term memories so he would win. Loool! Neglected us for 4 years and then a month to election you put disco lights at Circle and called it Dubai? And you said we should vote for you because you’ve brought Dubai to Ghana? My brother, go back to your farm!
    Ghanaians really showed this man! Even Ewes who usually vote 95% for NDC did not bother to even vote this year!

    • FasholasLover

      December 10, 2016 at 4:16 am

      Look ehn, l only just saw the Osuofia ad on BEN TV two days ago and it left a sour taste in my mouth. The question l asked was, are there no Ghanaian actors/celebrities to do this? Why import Osuofia from Nigeria? The ad was colorless. Imagine showing off a roundabout and water fall as accomplishments. I was dissapointed. I am glad he lost. But, what is it with 70+ old men? I hope this change brings succour to Ghanaians. I do not wish our type of change for any country. Bubu, Amaechi, Dalung and co – confused lot

    • Honestina

      December 10, 2016 at 7:50 am

      About his age, don’t worry. The npp has the best of human resource among all the parties. Even if he dies, his vice can do a fantastic job.

    • Edem

      December 10, 2016 at 8:41 am

      Charle! You know Ghanaians are angry when even Ewes don’t vote for NDC! JJ’s people oh! That’s like blacks not voting Democrat! Those people HATE NPP, but they wanted to teach Mahama and NDC a lesson so they stayed at home and didn’t vote at all. And it cost Mahama dearly!

  12. Really Concerned

    December 10, 2016 at 3:23 am

    With this Ghanaian presidential election result, I believe democracy actually worked for them and their vote counted. I hope Nigerians will take a cue from the outcome of this election . This is also a time for Nigerians to reflect and define “change”. Most people always have a positive and optimistic perception of change, however, it could also have negative connotation as is the current change being experienced in Nigeria. Need I say buttress our so called change?
    It is disheartening that in twenty first century Africa’s most populous nation and former Africa’s largest economy is be led by someone and a bunch of cronies who lack direction and have refused to admit their gross ineptitude. I do not pity Nigerians because our recurring action and short memory is classic definition of insanity; doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. It is not my prayer but come 2019, most Nigerians will forget 2015 to 2019 in a heart beat and vote for the same people that caused us enormous pain and suffering.
    Its time Nigerians searched inward for someone dynamic with solid understanding of both local and global economy. We are a nation of over 170 million people. There is no way we don’t have people as smart or even smarter and squeaky clean as the Obama’s of this world. The change we clamour for starts with us.

  13. ProudGhanaian

    December 10, 2016 at 5:06 am

    I love this man. Best man ever. He has fought for Ghana all his life.

    We threw away corrupt Incumbent party. We got our country back. Don’t underestimate the average Ghanaian whom you corruptly fcuk over during ya term in office. They’ll keep quiet until it’s time to re-elect.

    We closed all their loop holes of rigging elections and we will continue to find better ways to assure they (the Incumbent party whom we just kicked out) that they will never steal or rig again. Its A New Day In Ghana, A Free And Fair Election With over 200 international Observers.

    GOD BLESS GHANA. CONGRATULATIONS To OUR Excellency president Nana Akuffo Addo.
    We Love Him And Support Him Immensely. In all my life I have never seen the majority of the nation so happy and jubilating all cos we the majority of Ghanaians won and chose the best man. This is the happiest day of our life’s.

    Now no more 5yr old street hawkers finally they can all go to school mandatory FOR FREE ?

  14. Vermell Sexton

    December 10, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Ghana just got themselves a 72 year old control freak. Now comes the real pain and suffering.. Ghanaian don’t know when when they have a real leader with a plan. Nana Akufo will do nothing but, add to Ghana problems. How can a old man run a country when he can’t unity his party. Remember when America elected President Ronald Reagan. He would fall asleep during meeting. President Reagan was too old to fight corruption and people in government stole the country blind. Six months in power with all Ghana problems will age him so dam fast you going hate you vote for this old man. Look at Nigeria they regret their choice.

    • KOSI

      December 10, 2016 at 9:39 am

      I don’t have much to tell you because any sane person can tell you are the most dumbest stupidest comment or here.

      The majority of Ghanaians spoke and made our choice so please shut the fcuk up with your bullshit opinion about our chosen president. When an Incumbent gets 44% what does that tell u. You probably one of the benefactors of his corruption Like Ghanaian John Dumelo who has financially benefited with car gift, properties etc. What a sour loser. We got our country back. And ready to work to clean it up all their shitty mess.

      Your comment was as stupid and dumb as u are.

    • Shut Up Vermell

      December 10, 2016 at 11:09 am

      Oh shut up! Shut your mouth before the stench of your stupidity kills you! You are obviously not a Ghanaian, because you do not understand an iota of what is going on in the country!
      1.Where were you when NDC allowed Woyome to ran away with GH 51 million?
      2.Where were you when Mahama ruined NHIS and most Ghanaians couldn’t afford healthcare? People were dying in Korle Bu like cattle, where were you?
      3.Where were you when Mahama’s party member opened his mouth to say “We kill people everyday” and Mahama did nothing about it?
      4.Atta-Mills found oil in the Western Region. After he died, we never heard about it again. Ghana NEVER traded in oil and Ghanaians continued to suffer. Can you tell me what JM did with the oil?
      5. When we were crying for light and people’s businesses collapsed because of the energy crisis, Mahama was spending money on Guinea fowls. When we complained, he said we should pray that rain falls into the Akosombo dam. Where were you?
      6.When Ghanaians complained about the lack of employment, he told us that if we’ve never been presidents before, we should shut up! Where were you?
      7.Where were you when Mahama took $10 billion from the World Bank to build an IT hub and flew Chris Brown to Ghana to perform at the launch? Whiles the economy was in crisis? And the project hasn’t even started?
      You reason like a child! So because Akufo Addo is 72 and a control freak, Ghanaians should continue suffering under Mahama, abi? I voted for experience, intelligence and competence, 3 things Nana has and Mahama lacks! Not age, looks or personality! Stay in a child’s place. Even children reason better than this!

    • Abena

      December 10, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Being a leader is not about age. It is about the people you put around you and whether they can perform– and whether you have the leadership ability to direct your team when the ship is sinking.

      Nana Addo is 72 yes, but we are rest assured that even if he cannot perform his duties, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia who is an intelligent and diligent man will step up and do the job excellently. Remember how we got to the mess Ghana is in now? By accident – President Mills died and left us his incompetent vice-president who no one ever thought was presidential material.

  15. Darius

    December 10, 2016 at 6:02 am

    I’m not surprised. I saw this coming!

  16. Chi

    December 10, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Mahama was incompetent. He had no business being president. I m glad he lost. Ghanaians could see right through his incompetence thankfully .

    NPP is an enlightened party. Hopefully they have lots to offer Ghana

  17. Spunky

    December 10, 2016 at 7:10 am

    The phrase ” power of incumbency” is extinct. Good to know the people now realize the power they wield. #exerciseyourrighttovoteright

  18. Nene+

    December 10, 2016 at 7:42 am

    This news gave me excitment that Africa especially Ghana has such a robust democracy! John conceded and it looks ordinary to Ghanaians. I am not certain secretary Kerry visited to plead for peace. Nor was president Buhari there for peace treaty. Does he have the morals to advocate for peace heck NO! We have seen his INEC since 2015. Buhari and his cousin umpire of INEC killed our budding democracy that GEJ nutured. His big uncles party APC must win in all the states. Thank you John Mahama.

  19. Happy Ghanaian

    December 10, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Look at God oo! So upon all the money Mahama wasted on campaign I.e building “Dubai” as a campaign strategy, spending over GH150 million on the launch of “Dubai”, flying in Osuofia, buying all the TV stations, handing out GH500 (N38,000) to everyone at rallies, sharing everything from diapers to cloth to T Shirts to branded bags of water, John Mahama still lost?! Woooooooooow!! And he lost miserably oh! 53.5% to 44%! Hahahaha! God never sleeps oh. After he rigged the election in 2012, he thought Nana wouldn’t be able to stand, abi? When God says yes, who is man to say no?
    JM, TWASO!!!!
    Nana, Akwaaba oooooo!! Nana, w’aba a, tenase!

  20. Suzie

    December 10, 2016 at 9:59 am

    All the corrupt Nigerians who are are saving their stolen monies in Ghana to escape buhari don’t worry our new government will collaborate with Buhari government to unleash all those people

    . They will have to take away all that stolen money they are saving here in that one bank that was wrongfully created by the thief President and his family to launder all Ghanaians people money.

    Dele Momudu ya cup is full. We will make sure I make you my case study.

    You were there putting ya stinking mouth in our politics telling Ghanaians to vote that idiot because u know how you benefit from his government.

    We know how all the oil blocks that has been shared among themselves of which some foreigners even have their share in it . We will take all that back immediately.

    Nkem Owoh Osuofia you have already lost a huge Ghanaian fun base for campaigning for this thief. It’s not every money you say yes to. At least speak to average citizen to see how they really feel.

    We are ready to make Ghana better than its ever been. We are so blessed with so many natural resources there is no reason kids should be hawking on the street cos they can’t afford school fees. School will now be free for all our kids as we promised. That alone will make me sleep better at night

    • Nene+

      December 10, 2016 at 11:44 am

      @Suzie, what a Xenophobic comment! “All the corrupt Nigerians”? Says who? Come on Nigerians hardwork can not be matched Suzie! Success from hardwork isnt corruption bro/sis. Dele Momodu’s preference is his choice and his right. Is he in Ghana illegaly? Does he not pay tax? Please grow up or si ebea puo.
      Sometimes i wonder how Americans feel when we all make choice for them.
      Back to this mediocre submission Osuofia did a professional job in Ghana case closed. Shocked you cant seperate Nkem Owo from his job!

      You havent even seen Akufo’s performance ,sure you coulndt be prouder than Nigerians when Buhari was elected. I encourage you to keep your pride till a year after.

    • Iris

      December 11, 2016 at 7:04 am

      Lol abeg tell your new president to imprison those people running fake embassies before discussing corrupt Nigerians.

  21. Vermell Sexton

    December 10, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    I hope I am wrong . The people he has around him that the problem. Do you recall the cedi denomination with Dr. Bawumia that shit was a hot mess. I tell you wait 2 years from now . I work in government in America and age matters. Have you forgot how President Kufuor had remove Sir John from his post because he had women fighting over him in government office and none of them was his wife. Now let’s talk about Ken Agyapony he a dam fool and everybody knows he a ass. I’m proud of Ghana democracy i think that something we both agree on.

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