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Africa News of Wednesday, 9 December 2020


Ghana Decides: Nana Akufo-Addo wins election

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Ghana's incumbent president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been declared the winner of the presidential elections of December 7.

The President was declared the winner after an official announcement by the Electoral Commission’s Chairperson, Madam Jean Mensa.

At the press conference at the Commission’s headquarters, Nana Akufo-Addo polled 6,730,413, representing 51.595% while John Mahama garnered 6, 214, 889 representing 47.366% in the 8th election in the 4th Republic that had a dozen candidates, reports Ghanaweb.

The Electoral Commission revealed that 13 million of the registered 17 million across the 38,000 polling stations cast their vote.

Despite being described as one of the most peaceful elections in the country, five people were reportedly killed and more others injured.

Electorates also had the opportunity to choose 275 lawmakers for the national parliament.

Meanwhile, a team of election observers deployed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has submitted a report on their assessment of the country’s preparedness ahead of the December polls to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Ghanaweb said.

According to Jean-Claude Kassi Brou who is the President of the ECOWAS Commission, electoral processes in the country undertaken by the Electoral Commission were well managed and controlled.

In his address, he indicated that the Commission arrived at this conclusion based on their interactions with the Electoral Commission of Ghana.

“The first comment is about the processes; this is linked to the issues that were raised; the register in particular and for that, we met the Electoral Commission. We think that the overall process was really well managed. We had a long meeting with the Electoral Commission and we were reassured that the process was done in a very professional way…,” he said.