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BREAKING: Akufo-Addo wins Ghana presidential election

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By Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The incumbent Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has been declared as the winner of the December 7, 2020, presidential election.

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According to a report by Ghanaweb, the Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensa, at a press conference at the Commission’s headquarters in Accra, 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.

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Great Consolidated Popular Party is next with 3,574 (0.02 per cent), People’s National Convention with 10,887 representing 0.083 per cent; Progressive People’s Party, 6,848 (0.052 per cent), National Democratic Party, 6,612, (0.050 per cent) and taking the last position is Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker, an independent candidate, 9,703 (0.074 per cent).

 

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