- President Akufo-Addo and his appointees have returned to work on Thursday, December 10, 2020, a day after winning the 2020 general elections
- Akufo-Addo defeated his predecessor, John Dramani Mahama, for the second time in a presidential race
- But, Mahama has rejected the outcome, citing electoral fraud
- Meanwhile, the US described the polls as free and fair
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President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday, December 10, 2020, resumed work, a day after pipping his predecessor to the presidency.
Akufo-Addo defeated former President John Dramani Mahama in the just-ended general elections, polling a little over 51 percent of the valid votes cast while Mahama managed a little over 47 percent.
Amid accusations of a stolen verdict from the opposition NDC, the Akufo-Addo administration returned to work right after the declaration.
“The President after his declaration as President-elect by the electoral commission has been back at work today [Thursday, December 10, 2020] performing his official duties at the (Jubilee House),” Accra-based Asaase Radio quoted Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah as saying.
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Mahama has refused to accept the results of the polls, citing fraud.
Speaking for the first time after the declaration, Mahama stated without mincing words that he was not going to accept the EC's results.
But in a statement, the United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan, said the elections were free and fair.
That notwithstanding, she said her country expects any electoral disagreement to be resolved through legal means.
Meanwhile, the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) certified the presidential results as declared by the EC.
According to the local elections observer, its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology used in observing the 2020 elections confirmed the figures of the commission.
This was after meticulously checking for accuracy and internal consistency, the coalition said.
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