Akufo Addo Wins 2020 Elections
Ghana has decided.
Nana Akufo-Addo, who led the New Patriotic Party into the December 7 polls, obtained 6,730,413 votes representing 51.59% while flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama placed second, garnering 6,214,889 which represents 49.36% of the total ballots cast.
This was announced by the Returning Officer of the 2020 presidential election, Jean Mensa, today, December 9, 2020.
She said the figures exclude results from the Techiman South constituency.
The two candidates competed against each other for the first time in 2012, which was won by John Mahama.
Nana Akufo-Addo also defeated John Mahama in the 2016 general elections.
This will, however, be the last time Nana Akufo-Addo will be facing off Mahama in an election, given that the former will be ineligible to contest in another election, having served two terms.
In all, 12 presidential candidates contested in the 2020 polls.
So far, the GCPP’s Henry Herbert Lartey and LPG’s Kofi Akpaloo have all called President Nana Akufo-Addo to congratulate him for his victory.
Over 17 million persons were registered to vote in this election, in over 38, 000 polling stations across the 275 constituencies.
Nana Akufo-Addo comes from a rich political heritage with three of the iconic Big Six, the founding fathers of Ghana, being his relatives.