Akufo-Addo celebrates victory with family and friends

Akufo-Addo celebrates victory with family and friends

Scores of well-wishers have been pouring in to Nana Akufo-Addo's Nima residence after his stunning victory in Wednesday's presidential election.

Akufo-Addo victory

The former foreign minister beat his National Democratic Congress (NDC) rival and incumbent president, John Mahama, in an election that involved 15 million voters.

Akufo-Addo victory

Akufo-Addo, who was contesting his third straight presidential election, secured 5,716,026 votes, representing 53.85 percent, to beat Mahama, who managed 4,713,277 votes, which represented 44.40 per cent.

Akufo-Addo victory

Many well wishers, including political opponents, have wished Akufo-Addo well.

Akufo-Addo victory
Akufo-Addo victory

The president-elect, who ran on a mantra of change, has pledged to tackle corruption and undertake a massive industrial transformation of the country.

Akufo-Addo victory

He has specifically pledged to build a factory in every constituency in Ghana as well as a dam in every Ghanaian village to boost agriculture.

Akufo-Addo victory

Akufo-Addo will now be sworn in as the fifth president of the Fourth Republic on January 7, 2017.

Akufo-Addo victory

READ ALSO: At long last, EC declares Akufo-Addo the president-elect of Ghana

Akufo-Addo victory

READ MORE: Six powerful reasons why Akufo-Addo won the 2016 election

He will have the opportunity to form a government and try to deliver the change he promised the Ghanaian people.

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