11 December 2012

Ghana: NDC Celebrates Second Northern President

Kumasi — SUPPORTERS OF the National Democratic Congress (NDC), mainly form the Zongo communities in Kumasi, yesterday poured onto the streets of Kumasi to celebrate what they called the first Northern President in Ghana. Motor riders led the procession amidst loud music on wheels.

President John Dramani Mahama was declared winner and President elect of last Friday's polls, having polled 5,574,761 (50.70%) against Nana Akufo-Addo's 5, 248,898 -representing 47.74% of the total valid votes cast.

Led by Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, the Asawasi Member of Parliament, who retained his seat with 42,145 votes as against 29,297 votes by Nana Okyere Tawiah of the NPP, the jubilant crowd chanted "bye, bye" to NPP's defeated Presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo.

The jubilant party supporters shouted "Ntafo President aba", meaning "a Northern President has emerged".

Most of the streets were jammed with heavy human and vehicular traffic, as the celebrants traversed the metropolis in jubilation.

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