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EC declare Akufo-Addo is President-elect of Ghana

Spectr News Theme Ghana |tvafrocaonline.com |daniel seyram kuade
9 December, 2016

New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, 72, has been declared Ghana’s 5th President of the Fourth Republic after an impressive performance in the 2016 presidential poll.

The three-time lucky NPP leader polled  5,716,026 to beat incumbent President John Mahama who had 4,713, 277 Electoral Commission Chairperson, Charlotte Osei announced Friday evening.

According to EC statistics, Nana Akufo-Addo recorded 53.85% of the total votes cast as against 44.40 by President Mahama.

 

The declaration of Nana Akufo-Addo as winner of the election brings to an end the era of the 'John' presidency which saw John Rawlings, John Kufuor, John Mills and John Mahama all taking their turn as president from 1992 to 2016.

A new dawn has arrived. Nana Akufo-Addo is president elect after several attempts. His first was in 1998 but could not win the party's primaries because John Kufuor was another stalwart.

More soon.

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