Ghana’s President John Dramani  Mahama has congratulated President-elect of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump.

He posted on facebook soon after the news broke that Mr Trump had beaten Hilary Clinton in the election early Wednesday.

In an opposite of what was widely predicted by the media, polls and analysts before the election, Donald Trump won swing states to take a commanding lead over Hilary Clinton.

Mr Trump has so far won 28 US states, smashing into Mrs Clinton’s vaunted electoral firewall in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, states that have not supported a Republican presidential candidate since 1988 and 1984 respectively.

The BBC reports Mr Trump who will soon be sworn in as the 45th US president also won Iowa, which has not elected a Republican since 2004.

Mr Trump will also take office with Congress fully under Republican control as Democrats were unable to wrest control of the Senate.

Below is the post by President John Mahama.

“Congratulations, US President elect Donald Trump”