Congratulations to Ghana president election, Nana Akufo-Addo, as he is declared winner by 51.59%.
Ghana’s incumbent president, Nana Addo Akufo-Addo has been declared winner of the country’s presidential election. In an announcement on Wednesday, the country’s election commission said Akufo Ado had polled 51.59% now against main opposition candidate John Mahama’s 47.36% of votes.
“At the end of the polls, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party, obtained 6,730,413 votes, being 51.595% of the total valid votes cast.” Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the electoral commission announced before an audience made up of observersm political party officials and journalists.
Last week both leading candidates had signed a solemn undertaking to resolve any electoral disputes through legal channels and called on their supporters to refrain from violence.
“Twenty-one of the incidents are true cases of electoral violence, six of which involve gunshots resulting in the death of five,” it said.
On Tuesday, opposition leader John Mahama warned President Nana Akufo-Addo against any attempt to steal this week’s election, as both sides claimed they were winning ahead of official results of the vote.
The elections have largely been deemed free and fair by observers but the strong statement by John Mahama raised tensions after Monday’s presidential and parliamentary polls in a country known for stability.