BREAKING: Akufo-Addo re-elected as Ghana’s president

President Nana Akufo-Addo has won the 2020 presidential election in Ghana, defeating his closest challenger and former president John Mahama by polling 6,730,413 votes (51.59 per cent).

Mr Mahama, who contested on the platform of the National Democratic Congress, got 6,240,889 votes (47.36%).

Mr Akufo-Addo, who contested on the platform of the New Patriotic Party, won in eight of the 16 regions while Mr Mahama won in the other eight regions.

Occupying the third position is Ghana Union Movement (GUM), with 105,565 representing 0.85 per cent.

Convention People’s Party (CPP) came fourth with 12,215 (0.093 per cent), followed by Ghana Freedom Party who polled 5,575, representing 0.042 per cent.

Great Consolidated Popular Party is next with 3,574 (0.02 per cent), People’s National Convention with 10,887 representing 0.083 per cent; Progressive People’s Party, 6,848 (0.052 per cent), National Democratic Party, 6,612, (0.050 per cent) and taking the last position is Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker, an independent candidate, 9,703 (0.074 per cent).

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