The electoral Commission announced on late Sunday that incumbent President John Mahama has won the presidential election after the first round. The Commission posted the result on their facebook page before they proclaimed it publicly. They said Mahama won 50.7% against his NPP rival Nana Akufo-Addo on 47.74%.
Earlier, the opposition accused the governing party of conspiring with Commission to win the election. ”Ladies and gentlemen, based on the results given, I declare John Dramani Mahama president-elect,” electoral commission chief Kwadwo Afari-Gyan told journalists. Mahama won’t have an easy job as president because even though Ghana is one of the world’s fastest growing economies in the world and a stable democracy, there are still huge inequalities within the population.