The incumbent Ghanaian president Akufo-Addo has held on to power following the release of the official results by the Electoral commission of Ghana.
Tensions are rising in the normally peaceful elections we have as a country as the opposition party, NDC finds the results as not credible enough.
The Ghanaian electoral commission on Wednesday declared incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo the winner of the country’s presidential election.
The 76-year-old Akufo-Addo from the center-right New Patriotic Party (NPP) beat his opponent and predecessor John Dramani Mahama of the center-left National Democratic Congress (NDC) with 51.302% of the vote. It is expected that this will be his second and final term in accordance with the Ghanaian constitution.
More than 13 million ballots were cast out of a total electorate of 17 million throughout the country. Voters also chose 275 MPs for the national parliament.
The electoral commission took roughly 48hours to tally up the votes and had urged for patience while they were “working around the clock.”
Below is the certified Presidential result and summary from the EC :
Summary of the 2020 Presidential Election results – Without Techiman South Constituency pic.twitter.com/KkhUR7dpkh— Electoral Commission Of Ghana (@ECGhanaOfficial) December 10, 2020
Number of seats won by each political party :
Number of Seats won by Political Parties in the 2020 Parliamentary Elections. pic.twitter.com/QHio1QobC5— Electoral Commission Of Ghana (@ECGhanaOfficial) December 10, 2020
David Charway Online