President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been re-elected as the President of Ghana, the Electoral Commission, the country’s election management body has announced.
In a keenly contested election, the Chairperson of the EC Wednesday evening announced that NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo polled 6,730,413 votes, representing 51.59% while the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama placed second, garnering 6,214,889 which represents 47.36% of the total ballots cast.
The figures according to the EC exclude results from the Techiman South constituency.
Total valid votes cast, according to the Electoral Commission, was 13,434,574 representing 79% of total registered voters.
This is the second time the Mr Akufo-Addo has defeated Mr Mahama in an election. In 2016 Akufo-Addo beat his closest contender wrestle the presidency from him. That victory came after Mr Mahama defeated Akufo-Addo in the 2012 elections.
In all, 12 presidential candidates contested in the 2020 polls.
The provisional results announced were:
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (NPP) – 6,730,413 (51.595%)
John Dramani Mahama (NDC) – 6,214,889 (47.366%)
Christian Kwabena Andrews (GUM) – 105,565 (0.805%)
Ivor Kobina Greenstreet (CPP) – 12,215 (0.093%)
Akua Donkor (GFP) – 5,575 (0.024%)
Henry Herbert Lartey (GCPP) – 3574 (0.027%)
Hassan Ayariga (APC) – 7,140 (0.054%)
Percival Kofi Akpaloo (LPG) – 7,690 (0.059%)
David Asibi Ayindenaba Apasera (PNC) – 10,887 (0.083%)
Brigitte Akosua Dzogbenuku (PPP) – 6,848 (0.052%)
Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings (NDP) – 6,612 (0.050%)
Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker (Independent candidate) – 9,703 (0.074%)