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Ghanas John Mahama wins a four year term

mylbsonline Staff
President elect, John Mama celebrating
President elect, John Mama celebrating

 (lbsoline/Liberia)-The National Elections Commission of Ghana has announced incumbent President John Mahama, Winner of last Friday’s Presidential election.

The BBC quotes the commission as saying Mr. Mahama won with 50.7 percent votes against opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo who secured 47.74 percent.

However, the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) said it will challenge the result because of what it describes as a conspiracy engineered by the NDC led government and the election commission to rig the election.

Ghana, one of the world’s fastest growing economies, is regarded as one of Africa’s most stable democracies.

The election was declared free and fair by observers of the regional body, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Former Nigerian Preisdent Olusegun Obasanjo, who led the ECOWAS observer team to Ghana, admitted that there were minor irregularities, but not such that would grossly undermine the result of the election.

In his victory speech, President John Mahama urged all leaders of political parties to respect the voice of the people, nothing that the voice of the people is the voice of God.

Police in the Capital, Accra, fired tear gas to disperse opposition protesters from outside the commission’s offices last Sunday evening.

Tanks guarded the electoral commission and roads around the offices where barricaded as the results were being announced.

 


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