President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that the results of the 2020 parliamentary elections is a clear indication that Ghanaians want both NDC and NPP MPs to work together for the development and growth of the nation.
In an acceptance discourse at his Nima home after he was declared victor in Monday’s acutely challenged election, Mr Akufo-Addo also called on Ghanaians to join to benefit the nation after a divisive campaign.
The president also denounced the post-election viciousness in certain voting public and called on NPP allies to suitable and humble in their merited victory and celebrations.
In a distinctly challenged election, the Chairperson of the EC Wednesday night announced that NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo surveyed 6,730,413 votes, speaking to 51.59% while the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama placed second, garnering 6,214,889 which speaks to 47.36% of the total ballots cast.
The figures according to the EC avoid results from the Techiman South voting demographic.
Total valid votes cast, according to the Electoral Commission, was 13,434,574 speaking to 79% of total registered citizens.
This is the second time the Mr Akufo-Addo has defeated Mr Mahama in an election. In 2016 Akufo-Addo beat his nearest competitor wrestle the administration from him. That victory came after Mr Mahama defeated Akufo-Addo in the 2012 elections.