December 9, 2016 / 8:38 PM / in 7 months

Ghana president Mahama concedes election - aide to opposition leader

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John Dramani Mahama, Ghana's president and National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate sings during his rally at Accra sport stadium, in Accra, Ghana December 5, 2016.Luc Gnago

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.

Reporting by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; editing by John Stonestreet

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