Ghana decides: Akufo-Addo heads for second term in presidential elections

Obinwannem News Ghana decides: Akufo-Addo heads for second term in presidential elections

Incumbent president Akufo-Addo won his re-election bid, beating his closest opposition, John Mahama, by over 51% of the votes.

Chairperson of the country’s electoral commission, Jean Mensa, declared the election results in favour of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate, Akufo-Addo, who would continue a second term as President of Ghana.

The incumbent president claimed 6,730,413 votes (51.59 per cent), while the National Democratic Congress candidate, John Mahama received 6,240,889 votes (47.36 per cent).

According to Jean Mensah, the final results were without that of Techiman South because it was being contested.

“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.

Nana Akufo-Addo who has been in office since 7 January 2017, has also served as Attorney General from 2001 to 2003 and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007 under the Kufuor-led administration.

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting. Obinwannem News

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