ICYMI: President Nana Akufo-Addo Declared Winner Of 2020 Ghana Elections

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Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has been re-elected into office with 51.59 percent of the vote, results from the election commission showed on Wednesday December 9.

Akufo-Addo, who ran under the platform of New Patriotic Party (NPP), was declared winner by Jean Mensah, the chairperson of the electoral commission of Ghana as deadly violence gripped the West African country, Aljazeera reports.

The results follow a contentious poll that both candidates had said they were leading based on their camps’ tallies. According to Mensah, Akufo-Addo polled a total of 6,730,430 votes to defeat his main rival and former President John Mahama who polled 6,214,889 votes.

Mensah said the total valid votes cast during the election were 30,434,574, representing 79 percent of registered voters.

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