The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential Candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo has been declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election.
The Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson, Charlotte Osei, declared Nana Akufo-Add0 winner making him the fifth president of Ghana’s fourth republic.
He finally secured the presidency at the third time of asking, beating the incumbent, President John Mahama who becomes the first incumbent to lose a presidential election.
Nana Addo beat incumbent president John Dramani Mahama by securing 53.85 of valid votes cast.
The NPP Flagbearer, aged 72, secured the Presidency at the third time of asking beating the incumbent, President John Mahama.
President Mahama becomes the first incumbent to lose a presidential election since Ghana returned to multi-party democracy in 1992.
The NPP Flagbearer had already acknowledged the concession of five of his six contenders some 36 hours to the official declaration of results by the EC.
The Candidates of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Dr. Edward Mahama, the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom and the independent candidate, Jacob Osei Yeboah, all called him to concede the election.
President Mahama is yet to concede defeat to Nana Akufo-Addo though he has assured Ghanaians he will accept the outcome regardless of outcome.
Early on Thursday Morning, the NPP preempted the EC to announce that its Presidential Candidate was in a commanding lead over 54 percent votes, drawing criticism from the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
By: Nana Ama Agyemang Asante/ghanadecides.com/Ghana