Since before I arrived in Ghana, the Supreme Court has been debating a petition to overturn the results of the November election, which installed John Mahama as President of Ghana. Today the Supreme Court delivered its verdict to annul the petition. The elections are valid; John Mahama retains the presidency.
The celebrations in Ho (seat of the NDC party – John Mahama’s) are in full force. Football chants and taxi horns honking and general singing and merriment. Elsewhere in Ghana, the celebrations may be a bit more muted but the country seems to be celebrating this win for democracy. The Z-Bar in Accra is even offering free drinks regardless of political affiliation!