Ghana president Mahama concedes election: aide to opposition leader

Reuters News
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Posted: Dec 09, 2016 3:29 PM

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's President John Mahama called opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo to concede defeat in Wednesday's national election, a senior aide to Akufo-Addo told Reuters on Friday.

The concession will quell uncertainty at the end of a day in which independent voting tallies showing an Akufo-Addo victory were broadly accepted.

The electoral commission has said it will announce official results by Saturday.

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(Reporting by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; editing by John Stonestreet)