‘Trump’s victory gives me hope’


Presidential hopeful the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has welcomed US President-elect, Donald Trump’s victory with a ray of hope and expectation that a similar shock waves will run through the Ghana election.

The PPP believes the overwhelming wind of change which made Americans vote for the most unpopular, unlikely US President-Trump- will blow in his direction and Ghanaians will make him the President after the December elections.

The world woke up yesterday to the stunning news of a Donald Trump victory in the American elections posting remarkable victories in swing states.

The odds were overwhelmingly against him, the odds he created with his campaign rhetoric which antagonised, women, blacks, immigrants and minority groups.

His opponent, Hilary Clinton, looked like the most viable candidate, loved by many outside her country but few inside, as the results of Tuesday’s poll showed.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters as he takes the stage for a campaign event in Dallas, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

And when the results started trickling in, Hilary Clinton, like many around the world had been left in shock, with very little courage left for the Senator to address the American people.

She nonetheless placed a call congratulating her adversary on the campaign trail, now that Trump is President-elect of the US.

In Ghana, the governing party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), which is heavily aligned to the Democratic party and Hilary Clinton was left with little choice than a terse congratulatory message which President John Dramani Mahama posted on his Facebook wall.

His opponent, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, whose party, the New Patriotic Party, is also aligned to the Republicans in the US, sent a congratulatory message to Trump, with a hope that the wind of change which blew in the US, the night before will blow again in Ghana on December 7.

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