Ghana: Mahama facing possible election loss to Akufo-Addo

Opposition presidential candidate Nana Akufo Addo (l) and Ghana's incumbent president, John Mahama

Mahama to respect election results no matter the outcome

Ghana’s president says he will respect the election results as local media predict his challenger, opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo, has won on his 3rd run for the office.

Incumbent President John Dramani Mahama told supporters Friday to stay calm and wait for the official announcement from Ghana’s electoral commission. He says his party will respect the final results “no matter the outcome.”

Ghana is the most stable democracy in West Africa and has long been known for its peaceful elections. But tensions have mounted as Ghanaians await the results of Wednesday’s vote.

Latest reports indicate that Akufo-Addo is leading with 53 percent of the vote, while Mahama has secured 45 percent.

Source: Associated Press