Ghanaian President-Elect Speaks to Celebratory Crowds Outside Accra Home

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 20172 views
Published: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 2017

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.

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