Chairman of the Ghana Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan on Sunday evening declared Ghana’s sitting president, John Mahama as the winner of the 2012 presidential elections, popular Ghanaian website, Joy online is reporting.
President Mahama, who ran on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) polled 5,574,761 representing 50.70% to win the polls held on Friday and Saturday.
The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Akufo-Addo had 5,248,898 of the valid votes cast, representing 47.74%.
Out of the total 14,158,890 registered voters, 11,246,982 people voted, out of which 10,995,262 were deemed valid.
The total rejected votes stood at 251,720.
Turnout in the 275 constituencies is put at 79.43%
The flag-bearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Papa Kwesi Nduom, placed third in the elections with 64,362 votes representing 0.59.