The incumbent Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has been re-elected for a second term as the President of the West African country after pipping his biggest opposition John Mahama in a keenly contested presidential election. The Ghanaian Electoral Commission announced the president’s victory after defeating his long-time rival John Mahama for a second time.
Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party received 6,730,413 or 51.59 per cent of total votes while Mahama of the National Democratic Congress received 6,214,889 or 47.36 per cent of total votes, the commission’s chairperson Jean Adukwei Mensa said at a press briefing.
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“On the basis of the foregoing election results and by the powers vested in me as the chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana and the interim office of the election, it is my duty and honour to declare Nana Akufo-Addo as president-elect of the Republic of Ghana,” Mensa said at a press briefing on Wednesday evening monitored.
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