Edward Mahama has just congratulated Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party on winning the 2016 general elections.
The New Patriotic Party had earlier called on President John Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to concede the presidential election to Nana Akufo-Addo.
At a press conference held by the party at about 1:50am on Thursday, Peter Mac Manu, the campaign manager of the Akufo-Addo campaign, said that with 80% of valid votes counted, Akufo-Addo is leading by 54%. He said Mahama has 43%.
Edward Mahama is one of the presidential candidates running in the 2016 General Elections.
His congratulations to Nana Addo came as a shock to many as the Electoral Commission has not yet given out the official results for the election. The EC came out to state that, even as some factions had started releasing results, collation was still on-going.