Ghana’s President-elect John Dramani Mahama has asked all political leaders in the country to respect the verdict of the people.
Mr. Mahama was delivering his victory speech after the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, declared him the winner of Friday’s poll.
He received 50.70% of the total votes cast to beat his main contender, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party, who obtained 47.74% of the votes.
The opposition party alleged fraud, insisting that ballot counts in some electoral centres were doctored.
But the EC asked the NPP to take its case to court.
Mr. Mahama expressed his gratitude to the people of Ghana for the confidence reposed in him.
It remains to be seen whether Mr. Mahama can fulfill the promises he made to the electorate.
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