Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has just been named the 5th president-elect of Ghana's 4th Republic. The victory for the New Patriotic Party comes 8 years after contesting the National Democratic Congress's Late John Atta Mills, and John Mahama.
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So far, news of massive jubilation erupting in various parts of the country is currently in circulation as many Ghanaians celebrate a peaceful election and a victory for their chosen leader.
Ghanaians and media houses in Ghana are of course not the only ones interested in these elections results, as the world also watched and held their breath in anticipation. The most immediate responses to Nana Akufo-Addo's victory are thus far:
1. Al Jazeera in their Ghana: Akufo-Addo wins presidential election article noted that it was a 'closely fought' battle which led to the moment many people had been waiting for outside the NPP leader's residence.
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2. BBC's Ghana elections: President admits defeat in poll news update referenced the fact that it was the first election defeat for a sitting president, while also noting the celebrations that broke out once the news of the new president elected was announced.
3. Reuters News in their Ghana's president concedes defeat after tense day report stated that Nana Addo won the presidency after his third attempt, and observed that the country cemented its reputation as the standard bearer of Democracy in this region.
4. In The Guardian's Nana Akufo-Addo wins poll to become Ghana's president article, gave a brief look into Mahama's entrance into the presidential seat in 2012 after the sudden death of the incumbent John Attah Mills, while touching on the back and forth campaign shots each party's leader took at each other during their campaign.
5. Quartz Africa's article Ghana has elected Nana Akufo-Addo as its new president had possibly the best opening yet on this issue. 'Ghana has decided.' Their article highlighted the fails of President Mahama's administration while also noting that Ghana is regarded as one of the continent's most stable democracies.
Many media outlets have broken the news mainly in the form of short updates, as the world all over is still yet to react this historical moment.