President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has won a second term in office with 51.59% of the total valid votes cast.
He obtained 6,730,413 of the total valid votes cast.
Former President John Mahama came in second with 6,214,889, representing 47.366% of valid votes casts.
This was announced by the Electoral Commission Chair, Jean Mensah at a press conference this evening.
According to her the total valid votes were 13,434.574, which is 79% of total registered voters.
She explained that the results declared so far does not include that of Techiman South constituency, which is currently in dispute.
According to her, Techiman South has a little over 100,000 votes, and even if all the 100,000 plus are given to John Mahama it will still not change the results.
“It is on this basis that I declare Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo the president-elect for Ghana – let peace prevail,” she said.
Earlier on in the day, Multimedia Group projected victory for President Akufo-Addo on the basis of results from 270 constituencies. The final declaration is a clear vindication of the projection.
Meanwhile, some NDC youth had earlier stormed the EC headquarters and offices across the country insisting John Mahama won, and threatening to disturb the peace if any other results were declared.
The leadership of NDC also held a press conference minutes before the announcement insisting the election was stolen and some results were overturned.
But the EC said none of those claims were true.