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Ghana court confirms President Akufo-Addo’s election victoryNews

The Supreme Court of Ghana on Thursday confirmed the electoral victory of President Nana Akufo-Addo, rejecting the challenge of the dolphin John Mahama, who had alleged irregularities in the results.

Akufo-Addo was declared the winner of the Dec. 7 vote with 51.59%, ahead of former President Mahama, who won 47.37%.

Mahama alleged that votes were added to Akufo-Addo’s total at some polling stations, pushing him above the 50% threshold needed to avoid a run-off. The court said his allegations were unfounded.

“The petitioner has in no way demonstrated how the alleged errors… affected the validity of the (results),” Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah said.

At least five people have been killed in election-related violence, a rarity in a country that has a reputation for being one of West Africa’s most stable democracies.

Ghana court confirms President Akufo-Addo’s election victoryNews

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