Ghana’s main opposition party has rejected the election results declared by the electoral commission citing alleged irregularities.
Incumbent President Nana Akufo Addo was on Wednesday evening declared winner of the election.
He won by a slim margin securing 51.59% of the total votes cast, while opposition leader former President John Dramani Mahama secured 47.36%.
Local and international election monitors have said that the elections were transparent, free and fair.
During his victory speech, President Nana Akufo-Addo called for unity and promised to improve living standards.
His supporters have been celebrating following the announcement of the results.
The elections were tightly contested and peacefully conducted despite a handful of incidents. The turnout was high with 17 million registered voters compared to 15 million in the 2016 elections.
The re-elected government will have to deal with high unemployment rates and a struggling economy.
The crisis caused by the coronavirus has hit the country hard, with growth this year expected to fall to 0.9 percent, the lowest rate in more than 30 years, compared to 6.5 percent in 2019.
Officials of the National Democratic Congress said they would make known their next course of action soon.