- It is jubilation time in Ghana as the country's electoral body announces the winner of the 2020 presidential election
- Nana Akufo-Addo, the incumbent president, has been re-elected for the second term
- The presidential candidate of the NPP polled 6,730,413 votes to defeat his closest rival, John Mahama who secured 6,214,889 votes
President Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has won the 2020 Ghana presidential elections, according to the country's election office, the Electoral Commission of Ghana.
According to BBC Pidgin, President Akufo-Addo won the December 7 presidential election with 51.295% which represents 6,730,413 votes.
The news media, quoting Jean Mensa who is the chairperson of the commission, stated that Akufo-Addo's main challenger, John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), scored 47.36% which represents 6,214,889 votes.
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Legit.ng notes that Mahama is a former president of Ghana who has now been defeated twice by President Akufo-Addo.
Also, the Ghanaian president has reacted to his victory via social media, thanking the people for re-election him.
Meanwhile, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has commended Ghana for the peaceful conduct of the recently concluded presidential and parliamentary elections in the country, according to a Channels TV report.
In a joint statement issued by ECOWAS, African Union and the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), they urged political stakeholders and citizens to exercise patience and remain calm as the electoral commission announces the final official results.
Ghanaians react to Akufo-Addo's victory
Sham-una Abukari Ahamed commented on Facebook:
"We thank God for this victory. May the good Lord Almighty continue to keep you and guide you in all your endeavours"
Abiggie Boozer said:
"Reduce the Ministers to the barest minimum, and no more imposition of candidates on constituencies..... Congrats Nana"
Kwabena Sarhene commented:
"Visionary President One Akufo Addo and NPP,a big fat CONGRATULATIONS!! Amen "
Sabina Anfom said:
"Congratulations Mr president we love you and want to see more in the next 4 years. I know Ghanaians will be surprise. Congrats again."
Deda Dee said:
"Congrats Mr President continue to do ur good work we appreciate it much love"
In other news, Professor Mahmood Yakubu has been sworn in for a second term as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria's electoral body.
Legit.ng reports that Yakubu said elections in the country are getting better. He added that recent ones have shown that future polls would be better than the previous ones.
The INEC chief said this after the swearing-in ceremony which took place at the Council Chambers, State House in Abuja.
INEC official at Abuja court | - on Legit TV