Ghanaian President-Elect Speaks to Celebratory Crowds Outside Accra Home
Celebrations erupted near and around the Accra home of Ghana’s president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo on the evening of December 9, after President John Mahama conceded defeat after a hotly-contested election.
Four years ago the president, then dubbed “Obama Mahama,” became the first Ghanaian born after independence was achieved in 1957 to take office. However, a poor economy and accusations of voter intimidation tarnished his re-election bid.
This video here shows Akufo-Addo addressing crowds outside his residence in the Accra neighborhood of Nima, describing a congratulatory phone call from President Mahama.