Mahama to concede defeat to Akufo-Addo - Sources

Mahama to concede defeat to Akufo-Addo - Sources

Information filtering in from the camp of Nana Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), indicates that President John Mahama will soon call Nana Akufo-Addo to concede defeat.

Aides of President Mahama have been insisting that their data shows that he has a slight lead over Akufo-Addo, but that position is no longer sustainable, with the EC's latest collation of results showing increasingly that Akufo-Addo has a lead of nearly one million votes.

The NPP's presidential candidate has been in a comfortable lead since polls closed on Wednesday and has been projected by all major media houses to win.

Though the Electoral Commission (EC) is yet to announce official results, all the other contenders, with the exception of Mahama, have reached out to Mr Akufo-Addo congratulate him.

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Reports say the EC will declare the results in the coming hours, and Akufo-Addo will deliver a victory speech shortly after that.

The latest collation data of 267 constituencies shows that Akufo-Addo is leading with 53.35% of the votes. Mahama, on the other hand, has 44.85%.

Meanwhile, the NDC has indicated it may challenge the results of the election in court.

According to them, there were election malpractices in several regions, including the Ashanti Region.

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