Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has won a second term in office in a tightly contested presidential election.
He polled 6,730, 413 which is 51.59% of the total votes cast nationwide on December 7, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensah has said.
His closest contender, John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) polled 6, 214, 889 which gives him 47.36% of the total votes cast.
Crowds of jubilant supporters gathered at the house of the 76-year-old New Patriotic Party (NPP) leader at Nima in Accra, who had already claimed victory.
Ghana has been a multi-party democracy since the end of military rule in 1992 and this result is seen as reinforcing its reputation for the peaceful transfer of power between administrations.