2020 Elections: Akufo-Addo grabs second term with 51.3% voter margin

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Jean Mensah, has declared President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo the winner of the 2020 presidential elections.

According to the EC Chairperson, the President secured a total of 6,730,587 of the total votes cast.

This constitutes 51.302 percent of the votes, and thus delivers yet another mega victory against a known contender, former President John Dramani Mahama.

John Mahama trailed with 6,213,182 votes, constituting 47.359 percent. By a simple difference of 517,405, President Akufo-Addo has his second term sealed and will serve for the next four years.

In the 2020 Manifesto of the New Patriotic Party, and under President Nana Addo’s leadership, the ensuing years will present an opportunity for his government to consolidate the gains and usher in a new dawn of development for the country.

Meanwhile, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has rejected the elections results as was announced by the EC on Wednesday.

Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, stated in a press briefing that any attempt by the government to reduce the number of seats won by the NDC will Ben resisted.

From all indications, the party has the majority number of legislators, which inadvertently signifies that Mr. John Dramani Mahama should have won the presidential polls, Haruna Iddrisu added.

Things are beginning to heat up already, and Ghana is likely to witness another electoral court battle as was witnessed in 2012.

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