PHOTO STORY: Tensions are high as Ghanaians await results with bated breaths

PHOTO STORY: Tensions are high as Ghanaians await results with bated breaths

Ghana is at a standstill waiting for the official results of the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections to be declared by the Electoral Commission (EC).

Results for the 2016 General Elections are still trickling in from across the 275 constituencies.

Tensions are high as Ghanaians await results with bated breaths

Tensions are high as Ghanaians await results with bated breaths

From the results released by the Electoral Commission, most Ghanaians have come to a conclusion that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party was the winning presidential candidate.

Tensions are high as Ghanaians await results with bated breaths

Tensions are high as Ghanaians await results with bated breaths

People across the country kept vigil at most collation centres to witness the process of verifying the results declared at the various polling stations within the Constituency.

Tensions are high as Ghanaians await results with bated breaths

Tensions are high as Ghanaians await results with bated breaths

According to the laws of Ghana, even as Parliamentary Elections can be/are declared by the Constituency Returning Officer at the Constituency Collation Centre, the Presidential Election can only be declared by the national returning officer, who is also the chair of the EC, thus, Madam Charlotte Osei.

Tensions are high as Ghanaians await results with bated breaths

Tensions are high as Ghanaians await results with bated breaths

The polls on Wednesday were to choose a President and 275 Parliamentarians which an estimated 15,712,499 registered voters expected to cast their ballots in 28,992 polling stations across the country.

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