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BREAKING NEWS: Electroal Commission Announces Akufo-Addo as Ghana’s president-elect

Akufo-Addo is the president-elect
Veteran opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo is the president-elect of Ghana after a historic and landslide win over incumbent John Dramani Mahama, the Electoral Commission confirms.

The New Patriotic Party flagbearer polled 5,716,026 votes representing 53.85% in the 2016 elections to give him an edge over the ruling National Democratic Congress leader Mahama, who garnered 4,713,277 votes representing 44.40% of the total votes.

Nana Addo’s party swept the majority in Parliament with over 150 seats.

Declaring the presidential results in Accra, the chairperson of the EC Mrs. Charlotte Osei said the Commission recorded valid votes of over 10 million rejected ballots stood at 154,541 while 10,136,281 represented the total number of people who voted.

Turnout was 64.51%.

President Mahama is going down in history as the first sitting president to have lost an election under the Fourth Republic of the 1992 Constitution. Mahama led the ruling NDC to power in 2012 following the death of his former boss Prof. John Evans Atta Mills ahead of that year’s election.

Akufo-Addo is a former Attorney General and Foreign Affairs Minister under the erstwhile Kufuor administration and has been eyeing the presidency since 2008. Late president John Mills beat him in that year’s election after a run off and resurfaced again in 2012 to be defeated by incumbent Mahama.

Nana Addo’s vice president is an economist Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who was a former deputy governor of the Bank of Ghana.

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