- President Nana Akufo-Addo has delivered his first speech after being declared the winner of the 2020 presidential elections
- In his victory speech, Akufo-Addo has called for a collaboration between the NPP and the NDC, especially, in parliament
- The president also urged his supporters to jubilate in moderation
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has delivered his acceptance speech following his reelection.
In the speech delivered from his residence at Nima in Accra, Akufo-Addo has called for better collaboration between his arty, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and the main opposition party National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Akufo-Addo was on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, declared the winner of Ghana's presidential election which was two days earlier.
The president secured 51.59 per cent of total votes cast to defeat his main contender John Mahama of the NDC who secured 47.36 per cent.
While Akufo-Addo won by over 500,000 votes than his opponent, his party failed to win parliament in a convincing manner.
As at now the NPP and NDC are projected to be almost deadlocked in the 275 seat parliamentary elections with some constituencies still being contested.
Addressing the nation just a few moments after the declaration, Akufo-Addo stated that Ghana's two most dominant political parties, the NPP and NDC must work to see the nation progress.
According to Akufo-Addo, the results of the parliamentary elections show that Ghanaians wanted the two parties to work together.
"The NPP and the NDC must work together especially in parliament in the interest of the nation" he said.
Akufo-Addo also advised his supporters to jubilate in moderation and know that we are all part of one family.
"At the end of the day, despite all the different political views, we should all remember that we are all part of one family, one Ghanaian family with a common overriding agenda which is to see the growth and development of mother Ghana.
Let u continue to conduct is the envy ourselves with decorum and maintain the peace and stabiltiy of the country which is of many around the world," he said.
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