8 Dec 2016

Underdog uprising: from security guards to presidents

Ghana’s opposition leader has already claimed a “famous and historic” victory in today’s presidential elections, even though there won’t be any official results for at least two days.

But the success of Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow – who worked as a security guard in North London – has provided something of a role model for Ghanaians here with political ambitions of their own. And so we decided to ask Joseph Afrane, who is also a security guard here, and who writes a widely-read blog on Ghanaian politics for his views.