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Ghana Election: Mahama Rejects Presidential Poll Results
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Ghana Election: Mahama Rejects Presidential Poll Results

John Mahama, Ghana’s opposition candidate in the presidential election, on Thursday, rejected as fraudulent the result of the poll in which President Nana Akufo-Addo won a second term in office. On Wednesday, the country’s electoral umpire said that incumbent Akufo-Addo had garnered 51.59 percent of the vote on Monday, ahead of rival Mahama with 47.36 percent. Mahama has rejected the result. The opposition candidate during a press conference said, “I stand before you tonight unwilling to accept the fictionalised results of a flawed election,”. “We will take all legitimate steps to reverse this tragedy of justice.” The 62-year-old claimed that “numerous steps have been taken to manipulate the results of the election in favour of the incumbent.” The keenly contested electio...