The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo has been declared by the Electoral Commission as the winner of this year’s elections.
This means that he will govern the country for another four-year term.
Akufo-Addo, 76, defeated 11 others who were challenging him for the highest political office in the country.
He secured 6,730,413 votes whilst his closest contender, John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress secured 6,214,889 votes.
Some of his contenders in the election, even before the official announcement by the Electoral Commission, congratulated him for ‘winning’
Following the announcement by the Electoral Commission, sympathizers of the New Patriotic Party have taken over the streets in some parts of the country in celebration.
His party has already set up a podium for Nana Akufo-Addo to deliver his victory speech.
Meanwhile, the biggest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress, has accused the government of attempting to ‘steal’ the election.
The outcome maintains Ghana’s record of fiercely-contested but peaceful elections.
The NPP challenged the 2012 election results, which led to an eight-month battle in the Supreme Court. It lost, but many observers said the process strengthened the country’s democracy and confirmed judicial independence.