Court Upholds Ghana's Presidential Election Results

Ghana's Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed opposition leader John Mahama's petition against the results of the December 7, 2020 presidential polls. President Nana Akufo-Addo was declared the winner with 51.6% of the vote, with challenger Mahama securing 47.4%. Mahama said he disagree with the ruling, questioning whether any of the candidates managed to score the more than 50% needed to secure the presidency. The panel of seven judges decided electoral commission chief Jean Adukwei Mensa made a mistake in her declaration of figures, falsely inflating the number of total valid votes cast in a mix-up, but this was acknowledged as an error.

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party declared President-Elect.

InFocus

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.