We have won a famous and historic victory - Akufo-Addo

We have won a famous and historic victory - Akufo-Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said that based on the results available to him, the NPP has won a "famous and historic" victory in the 2016 elections.

He made this known in a press conference held in Accra at about 5:42pm on Thursday.

He said the victory was so great that the PP had picked up an additional 49 seats in Parliament.

Akufo-Addo began by saying that he and the NPP respected the call by the Electoral Commission for them to be patient while the sort out the results.

He said the party would be patient and wait for the EC's declaration.

However, he stressed that he had won the election and would be proceeding to form and government that would make the country a better place for all Ghanaians.

Akufo-Addo expressed gratitude to his wife, Rebecca, and family for the support throughout the campaign. He also thanked his vice-presidential candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for his support.

He went on to express appreciation to the five presidential candidates who have called him to concede defeat, saying that he would work with them to make Ghana better.

Akufo-Addo also thanked his supporters for their votes, pledging not to let them down.

Meanwhile, at its own press conference, the general secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Asiedu Nketia, swore that the party was leading in the election.

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