Ghana’s sitting President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been declared as the winner of the 2020 general elections held on the 7th of December.
Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Madam Jean Mensa, made the declaration on Wednesday 9th of December in the evening after failing to meet the initial timeline of exactly 24 hours after voting.
Nana Akufo-Addo contested the election on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and emerged victorious with 6,730,413 representing 51.595 percent of the total valid votes.
The President beat his rival, Former President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who amassed 6,214,889 votes representing 47.366 per cent.
According to the Chairperson of the EC, the total valid votes cast was 13, 434,574 representing 79 per cent of the total registered voters.
Madam Jean Mensa also described the 2020 December polls as “incident free” and “peaceful.
All things being equal, The President is expected to be sworn in on the 7th of January, 2021.