Nana Akuffo Addo
The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo is optimistic he has won the 2016 elections, but has cautioned his supporters to stay calm.
Results trickling in place the three-time presidential candidate in a pole position, but the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) believe their candidate John Mahama is remaining at the Flagstaff House.
“Remain calm and focused,” Nana Addo told teeming supporters of the NPP who besieged his house to celebrate ahead of the official declaration.
He cautioned: “It’s important that we behave as Ghanaians. We have been through this before and we are likely to go through it again… very soon new policies are going to be introduced to change the economy. We are going to work tirelessly to bring about prosperity for all. We have to bring about everybody no matter their political persuasion.”
“I’ll take the opportunity to thank majority of our competitors and there is going to come a time for me to thank so many people,” Nana Addo said as he paid glowing tribute to his running mate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for the role he played during the electioneering.
He has expressed his gratitude to the other contestants who have already conceded defeat and have called him to congratulate him.