The Ghanaian Times commends the Electoral Commission and the political parties for a peaceful and successful general election. It gives credit to the EC for the fact that there were no long queues at most of the polling stations at 5p.m. The paper however condemn the two main political parties NPP and NDC for claiming to have won the presidency when the mandated body EC had not given out the final results. The paper says announcing the results ahead of the EC can cause tensions among the people.
The Daily Graphic urges all Ghanaians to celebrate in moderation and share in the dividend of democracy. It says now that the EC has declared Nana AkufoAddo as President elect, it will do the nation a lot of good if the two major political forces refrain from any posturing that could undermine the globally acclaimed democratic achievements of the country. The Graphic encourages supporters, members and sympathizers of winning parties both presidential and parliamentary to avoid teasing those who lost. The paper however entreats the NDC to be proud of itself and what it has done and achieved in this very difficult election period.