Hundreds of thousands of jubilant supporters of the Ghana’s largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) poured onto streets Friday evening after the Electoral Commission (EC) declared Nana Akufo-Addo winner of the presidential election.

The supporters draped in party paraphernalia across the country sang and danced to express their joy.

A member of the NPP Strategic Committee, Simon Osei Mensah, said the victory of the party was independence for the people.

The celebration was more widespread in the Ashanti Region, the party’s stronghold, while scores of NPP supporters at the stronghold of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region also took to the streets to celebrate the victory.

Akufo-Addo, a lawyer by profession, polled 5,716,026 votes or 53.85 percent of the votes cast in the declared constituencies, while his rival and incumbent President John Dramani Mahama of the NDC obtained 4,713,277 votes or 44.40 percent in Wednesday’s presidential poll. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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