Ghana election: Opposition Candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo triumph over incumbent President, Mahama

Presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP),Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has won Ghana’s presidential election, defeating the current President John Mahama in a keenly contested election according to result released by media outlets across the country.

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Mr. Akufo-Addo party also won parliamentary elections  over Mr. Mahama’s National Democratic Congress (NDC), that also took place throughout Ghana on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

President Mahama’s bid for reelection was hurt by widespread voter disaffection with an economy that has stalled and a sense that the incumbent president had lost touch with everyday Ghanaians.

Mr. Akufo-Addo rode a populist message into office, promising voters that he would reverse the rot of the past few years of the NDC’s rule. Results of polls showed that the opposition party capitalized on Ghanaians’ desire for change to upstage the incumbent President.

The national electoral body has not officially declared the results, but most Ghanaians have accused the body of complicity as it has stalled in announced results of the election as widely expected by a majority of Ghanaians.



  1. Bros, if na look, Ambode for no be goood governor. I was thinking Ambode go be jayo man, but mehn, d guy has human feelings. He addresses the need of the people. So dressing and loook no count o

  2. The winner is yet to be announced by the Electoral Commission. There are more results from about 54 constituency that has not been added yet. Yes the opposition is leading by 50.06% of the 221 out if 275 constituency, but still no one has been declared yet. Thank you.

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