Joyous scenes as Akufo-Addo wins 2016 elections

December 9, 2016
Source: By Patrick Paintsil & Obed Attah Yeboah |
Joyous scenes as Akufo-Addo wins 2016 elections

Scores of jubilant supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in the late hours of Friday, took to the streets of some principal towns across the country to celebrate the victory of their leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the President-elect.

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, barely an hour ago declared Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), winner of the 2016 general elections.

Prior to the announcement, scores of jubilant party faithful were seen on the streets of the various regional capitals to celebrate the wind of change as soon as the incumbent President John Dramani Mahama conceded defeat.

In Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, thousands of party faithful had taken over the various streets making it difficult for both human and vehicular movements.

Clad in party paraphernalia amidst dancing and waving of hands depicting the popular change sign, the supporters of the erstwhile largest opposition party were seen in joyous and ecstatic mood.

The scene on some principal streets of Accra were no different as supporters both young and old chanted victory songs with cars honking in procession while some marched on the streets dancing to campaign songs to celebrate the president-elect.

Jubilant mood is expected to continue through to Sunday when the party is expected to organise a mammoth rally to thank God and the general public for the resounding victory.