ACCRA Dec 9 Ghana's President John Mahama said
on Friday he would respect the results of an election that
private radio stations said he had lost to main opposition
leader Nana Akufo-Addo.
"I want to assure the nation that we will respect the
outcome of the election, positive or negative, and so let us
just be calm," he told supporters gathered outside his house as
he urged them to remain calm.
Mahama fought Wednesday's election against the backdrop of
an economy that has slowed since he took power in 2013, in part
because of lower global prices for the West African country's
exports of gold, oil and cocoa.
(Reporting by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Gareth Jones)