The Electoral Commission has declared Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo winner of the December 7, 2020, presidential election.
Ghanaweb reports that at a press conference at the Commission’s headquarters in Accra to announce the results of the presidential poll which was a re-election push for incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo and former President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensa declared that the president has been retained.
Nana Akufo-Addo polled 6,730,413, representing 51.595 per cent while John Mahama garnered 6, 214, 889 representing 47.366 per cent in the 8th election in the 4th Republic that had a dozen candidates.
Occupying the third position is Ghana Union Movement (GUM), with 105,565 representing 0.85 per cent.
Convention People’s Party (CPP) came fourth with 12,215 (0.093 per cent), followed by Ghana Freedom Party who polled 5,575, representing 0.042 per cent.