The Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan has caused to be gazetted, the declaration of the results of the 2012 election which saw John Dramani Mahama elected as the President of the Republic of Ghana.
In a statement, the Chairman noted the action was in accordance with the Article 63(9) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
Below is the full Statement from the Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan.
DECLARATION OF PRESIDENT -ELECT, INSTRUMENT, 2012
In exercise of the powers conferred on the Electoral Commission under Article 63(9) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, this instrument is hereby made.
MR. JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA, the National Democratic Congress Party (NDC) presidential candidate having, in the Presidential election held on the 7th day of December, 2012, pursuant to Article 63 (3) of the constitution, obtained more than fifty percent of the total number of valid votes cast at the election, is hereby declared elected as the President of Ghana at the election of the President.
Given under my hand and seal in Accra this Monday, the 10th day of December, 2012.
DR. KWADWO AFARI-GYAN
Chairman, Electoral Commission