Ghana’s president Akufo-Addo re-elected for another term

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Incumbent President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo has been declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election in Ghana, defeating his closest rival and former president John Mahama.

He polled a total of  6,730,413 votes 51.59 percent, to defeat the candidate of the National Democratic Congress Mr. Mahama who got 6,240,889 votes 47.36 percent.

Mr. Akufo-Addo,  who was also the candidate of the New Patriotic Party, won in eight of the 16 regions while Mr. Mahama won in the other eight.

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana Jean Mensah said the final results were without that of Techiman South because it was being contested. She, however, added that the total votes in the constituency is 128,018 and will not change the outcome of the result.

By the power vested in me as the returning officer, it is my duty to announce Nana Akufo-Addo as the president-elect of Ghana, she said.

The representative of the NDC  failed to appear at the electoral commission headquarter during the declaration of results.