Sunday, December 9, 2012

And the President is....

It was just announced a couple minutes ago by the Electoral Comission that John Mahama will again be president. He won 57% of the vote while Nana Akufo-Addo won 47% of the vote. As the results were announced over the T.V. , horns (of the South African FIFA World Cup kind) and cheering exploded up the street. Interestingly, the power popped on in order for the news to be broadcast and then was cut back off right after the results were announced. Nana Akufo-Addo accepted his second narrow defeat for the presidency gracefully but now we just have to pray that the NPP supporters can accept it. At first sitting here in the dark hearing my host mom fuming in Twi mixed with English words such as "Lies" makes that questionable but I truly believe that people here in Ghana know that fighting really isn't worth it. Fighting doesn't do any good, it just ruins the things that were so painstakingly achieved.

Thankfully, Ghana has once again proven that they can have a peaceful election and can stay the beacon of democracy in Western Africa.

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