NANA AKUFO-ADDO RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF GHANA
Nana Akufo-Addo has been re-elected as President of Ghana defeating his major opposition and former president John Mahama by amassing 6,730,413 votes at the polls.
Akufo-Addo, who contested on the platform of the New Patriotic Party, won in eight of the 16 regions while Mr Mahama won in the other eight regions.
The chairman of the electoral commission, Jean Mensa, hailed the smooth and peaceful nature of the election.
“I indicate that this is a historic election, because, for the first time in the history of our country, the election day went by without major incidents and occurrences.
“At the end of a transparent fair, orderly and timely and peaceful presidential election, the total number of valid votes cast was 13,434,574, representing 79% of the total registered voters,” he said.
Ahead of the election, Mahama and Akufo-Addo signed a peace pact committing to non-violence regardless of the outcome of the polls.
However, the Police recorded a total of 61 electoral and post-electoral incidents nationwide resulting in the death of five persons across the nation, while nineteen sustained severe injuries.
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