President Mahama Congratulates Donald Trump
Ghana’s president John Mahama has congratulated U.S. president-elect Donald Trump.
Mr Trump beat his closest rival Hillary Clinton in the bitterly-fought race to the White House.
President Mahama, who is also running for re-election in his country’s December 7 polls, posted his congratulatory message on Twitter and facebook shortly after Mr Trump’s victory.
Donald John Trump is an American businessman and the President-elect of the United States. He is scheduled to take office as the 45th President on January 20, 2017.
The Republican nominee has achieved one of the most improbable political victories in modern US history, despite a series of controversies that would easily have destroyed other candidacies, extreme policies that have drawn criticism from both sides of the aisle, a record of racist and sexist behaviour, and a lack of conventional political experience.
After surprise early victories in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio, it fell to the Rust Belt states of the industrial midwest to determine the result of his stunning upset.
Wisconsin and Michigan, two states hit hard by a decline in manufacturing jobs and lost by Hillary Clinton to Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, were led by Trump as the race headed for an early morning cliffhanger.
At 2.30am, the Associated Press projected Trump had won Wisconsin and called the overall race for Trump, who passed the 270 electoral college votes he needed to secure the presidency.
Shortly afterwards, Clinton called Trump to concede but did not make a public address.