Nana Addo wins Ghana’s election

The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has won the just ended presidential election as the president-elect. The chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, made the declaration late Friday.

Nana Addo won 53.85 percent of the total valid vote cast, with the incumbent president receiving 44.4 of the valid votes cast. The total vote cast of all the 275 constituencies was over 10 million with a total turn out of 68.62%.

Below are the percentages of valid vote received by all the seven presidential candidates involved in the election.
Ivor Greenstreet, Convention People’s party (CPP), 0.24%
Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, National Democratic Party (NDP), 0.16%
John Dramani Mahama, National Democratic Congress (NDC), 44.4%
Papa Kwesi Nduom, Progressive People’s Party (PPP), 53.85%
Edward Mahama, People’s National Convention (PNC), 0.21%
Jacob Osei Yeboah, Independent Candidate, 0.15%

Results of 4 constituencies were excluded from the declaration of the presidential results. According to Osei, total votes of the 4 constituencies will not affect the percentages received by the candidates.

The president elect will be sworn in on 7th January 2017.


Nana Addo will become the fifth president of the fourth Republic of Ghana.

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