By Dennis Peprah, GNA
Sunyani, Dec. 09, GNA – The Sunyani township is flooded with ‘red, blue and white’ colours of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), as jubilant supporters thronged to the streets of the Bono Regional capital to jubilate the Election 2020 victory on Wednesday.
Earlier, the capital was virtually a ghost town when the Ghana News Agency (GNA) combed around Sunyani to assess the mood of the people.
As at 1730 hours, residents kept indoors, stayed glued to their television sets, and watched the live broadcast from their homes the EC’s declaration of the outcome of the December 7, polls, while few taxis plied the municipality.
Few supporters of the NDC and the NPP were, however, sighted at their respective party regional offices in the town.
But there were spontaneous jubilations in the Sunyani township following the declaration of the election 2020 results by the nation’s electoral management body.
The EC declared President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo winner of the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, which international and local observers described as credible.
President Akufo-Addo secured 6,730,413 representing 51.59 percent to beat former President John Dramani Mahama of the largest opposition NDC, who had 6,214, 889 votes representing 47.36 percent of the valid votes.
The ecstatic NPP supporters, clad in party colours and paraphernalia could not hide their joy, as they took to the major streets of the town to jubilate the party’s second term victory in a grand style.
It was exciting moments, and interesting scenes at the NPP’s Bono regional office, as hundreds of jubilant supporters, including children and the aged arrived to sing and dance to victory tunes and songs.
Taxi drivers, and motorbike riders were also not left out of the Jubilation, as they hoisted NPP miniature flags on their machines, touted horns and displayed their driving and riding skills on the streets of the capital.
“I am extremely shocked. We anticipated a wider margin, but I think this is a great lesson to us”, Joyce Anima, one if the jubilant told the GNA.
“President Akufo-Addo and the NPP deserve the victory. The government has done a lot for all and Ghanaians have confirmed that with their votes”, Kwame Osahene, another jubilant stated.
In a random interview, political watchers in the capital also described President Akufo-Addo’s victory as unprecedented achievement that would greatly deepen Ghana’s credentials as the “beacon of democracy in Africa”
Mr Francis Manu Agyapong, a political analyst told the GNA the success of the election 2020 portrayed the true sense of political maturity and civility of the populace towards consolidating the gains of the nation’s fledgling multi-party democracy.
“This is a great milestone and Ghanaians deserve commendation”, Emelia Ameyaa, a popular political party communicator indicated.