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EC declares Akufo-Addo president-elect
Posted by admin on 9th December 2016

Source: classfmonline.com

Nana Akufo-Addo is the president-elect of Ghana, the country’s Electoral Commission Chair, Mrs Charlotte Osei has declared.

Mr Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) beat incumbent John Mahama and five other candidates to be lucky in his third try at the presidency.

Out of 10,781609 total valid votes cast, Mr Akufo-Addo, according to the EC polled 5,7160226 (53.85%) while his arch-rival Mr Mahama polled 4,713,277 (44.40%).

The other candidates had the following votes:

Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom (Progressive People’s Party) – … 105,681

Dr Edward Mahama (People’s National Convention) – … 22,214

Ivor Greenstreet (Convetion People’s Party) – … 25,398

Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings (National Democratic Party) – … 16,878

Jacob Osei Yeboah (Independent) – … 15,889

Total number of votes cast 10,781,609

Total rejected ballots 166,248 (1.4%)

Total turnout was 68.62%. The EC had anticipated 80% turnout a day to the polls.

The results announced by the EC excludes figures from four constituencies: Afram Plains North, Upper West Akyem, Tuna-Sawla-Kalba, Tamale Central.

Prior to the declaration of the results, the two major parties had each claimed victory.