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Tensions Arise In Ghana As Nana Akufo-Addo Is Declared The Winner Of 2020 Presidential Election

Tensions Arise In Ghana As Nana Akufo-Addo Is Declared The Winner Of 2020 Presidential Election

The Electoral Commission has finally declared the incumbent Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo as the winner of the 2020 General Elections. Akufo-Addo from the centre-right New Patriotic Party (NPP) defeated his opponent and predecessor of the centre-left National Democratic Congress (NDC) with 51.59% of the vote. In accordance with the Ghanaian constitution, it is expected that this will be his second and final term as the president.

President Akufo-Addo won with 51.59% (730,413 votes) according to the head of EC, Jean Mensa while his closest rival, John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress polled 6,214,889 votes.

Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa, the current Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana told newsmen that she didn't include the Techiman South constituency in the final results. She also added that including the total number of Techiman South voters (128,018) to the already announced results won't change the winner.

More than 13 million ballots were cast out of a total electorate of 17 million and across 38,000 polling stations throughout the country. Voters also chose 275 lawmakers for the national parliament.

According to dw.com, tensions are rising in the normally peaceful country as his opponent calls foul play. Tensions rose on Tuesday evening as the contesting Mahama warned his opponent not to "steal" the election, accusing the sitting president of using the military to intimidate voters.

"You cannot use the military to try and overturn some of the results in constituencies that we have won. We will resist any attempts to subvert the sovereign will of the Ghanaian people," Mahama said at a press conference in the capital Accra.

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