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POLITICS: Jean Mensa Declares Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo As President-Elect

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensah has officially declared Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo as President-elect of the Republic of Ghana.

According to her, although counting is on-going at the Techiman South Constituency, the total votes collated when added to Candidate Mahama's votes will not change the outcome of the election.

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Speaking at the EC Headquarters, Madam Jean Mensa said "By the power invested in me as the EC Chair, I declare Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo As President-Elect"

Madam Jean Mensa further described the 2020 December election as historic adding it was incident-free.

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"As a commission, we had wanted to deliver in 24 hours but we encountered some challenges and rain. We apologize and ask that you bear with us. This is a historic election because there was an incident-free election" she added.

The EC Chair further explained that the 2020 voter registration saw 17, 270,631 people registering.

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She said "This election did not record, missing names. The Election was funded without external sources. Out of the 17, 270,631 people who registered, 13,434,574 partook in the election"

It is emerging that President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo pulled 6,730,413 representing 51.59% while John Mahama of the NDC had 6,214,889 representing 47.33%

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The Ghana Union Movement (GUM) came third with 105,565 representing 0.80%.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith