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Ghana president Mahama concedes election - aide to opposition leader
December 9, 2016 / 8:38 PM / in a year

Ghana president Mahama concedes election - aide to opposition leader

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.

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. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

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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