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Election 2016 Live Updates

President John Dramani Mahama delivering his concession speech at his residence

Politics

President John Dramani Mahama has expressed gratitude to the Ghanaian people for the opportunity to serve in the highest office of the land, saying though that he would have cherished a further service in that capacity.

President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that he would work assiduously to put the country back on the path of economic progress.

In an acceptance speech closely following the Electoral Commission’s declaration that he won the 2016 polls, Nana Addo said, “I make this solemn pledge to you. I will not let you down and will do all in my power to live up to your hopes and expectations… I will do my best to serve your interest and put our country back on the path of progress and prosperity.”

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party has officially been declared president-elect of the Republic of Ghana by the Electoral Commission.

Graphic Online can confirm that President John Dramani has called up main opposition leader, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party to congratulate him as winner of the 2016 presidential race.

Nana Addo speaking to President Mahama on telephone

Politics

President John Dramani Mahama has conceded defeat in the presidential elections. He has consequently called the main opposition leader, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to congratulate him as winner of the 2016 presidential race.

Reports reaching Graphic Online say representatives of the seven candidates who contested the 2016 presidential elections have begun signing the election results at the Electoral Commission in Accra, suggesting also a declaration of the results and ultimate winner could follow this evening.

Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet

Politics

The Flagbearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet has described as charitable the votes garnered by the party at the 2016 elections.

According to him, although the party campaigned on the need for change based on the myriad of issues challenging the country, the party could not get Ghanaians to jump on the “green train”.

Sena Okity-Duah's Santa Fe vehicle

Politics

A vehicle belonging to a sister of the outgoing Member of Parliament (MP) of the Ledzokuku constituency, Mrs Benita Sena Okity-Duah was on Thursday vandalised at her mother's residence in Accra.

Mr Koku Anyidoho of the NDC and Mr Sammy Awuku of the NPP

Politics

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have both laid claim to victory in the presidential election even before the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), who is the returning officer for that election, declares the final certified results.

Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described President John Dramani Mahama as a statesman following a call from him to congratulate him for emerging winner in this year’s election.

Ben Ephson

General News

Pollster and Managing Editor of the Dispatch newspaper, Ben Ephson has said he is unperturbed by attacks on him following his prediction that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) would win the 2016 elections.

EC lanyards

General News

Results are still trickling-in from collation centres across the country and various media outlets including Graphiconline are projecting that the opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party is in the lead.

Supporters of both the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Tamale Central Constituency are jubilating on the streets of Tamale, claiming victory in this year's polls.

Eric Kofi Dzakpasu - EC Head of Communications

General News

The Electoral Commission has received election results from 268 out of 275 constituencies but it is yet to certify these results because of complaints by party agents from collation centres across the country.

Former Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Kofi Annan has called on the losing party to concede in the spirit of democracy.

File photo

General News

Kumasi is on an unannounced holiday as many shops remained closed on Friday.

There is also less traffic in the central business district of the Ashanti Regional capital as people remain indoors awaiting the Electoral Commission (EC) to announce the results of this year’s elections.

The Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Charlotte Osei earlier today in a press briefing announced that her outfit was awaiting the transmission of results from 65 out of the 275 constituencies.

President John Dramani Mahama has given the assurance that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) would respect the outcome of the 2016 elections.

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Lil Win

Showbiz News

The fear of his daughters dating “irresponsible men” and possibly getting pregnant by them is making popular actor Lil Win dread the prospect of having a family with daughters.

E.L. will be in action at the Ghanaian music showcase

Showbiz News

Different styles of Ghanaian popular music will boom from London’s famous 02 Arena when acts like Kaakie, Kwabena Kwabena, Gasmila, Jupita, Stonebwoy and E.L. mount the stage at the Ghana Music Week (GMW UK) bash.

Miss Ghana 2015, Antoinette Delali Kemavor is currently in the United States of America, where she is participating in the Miss World pageant.

Showbiz News

Miss Ghana 2015, Antoinette Delali Kemavor is currently in the United States of America, where she is participating in the Miss World pageant.

Africa football prides itself with stars and talent and in Cameroun, the ladies came out boldly and admiringly to strutt their stuss, exhibiting their God-given talent and honed skill.

Sports News

Another Africa Women's Championship (AWC) is over as the curtains were drawn on the 2016 edition at the Camerounian capital of Yaounde last week Saturday, with a befitting final between hosts, Cameroun and defending champions, Nigeria, incidentally, great rivals and giants of the game.

Borussia Dortmund supporter Christian Kinner from Germany has secured a place in the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition for the doing the world’s Longest shout.

Joe Dodoo

Sports News

Ghana striker Joe Dodoo’s incredible volley against Partick Thistle for Rangers FC has been voted by fans as the club’s Goal of the Month for November.

Mr Fitzgerald Odonkor (left), CEO of Capital Bank, in an interaction with Dr Mensah Otabil (right), the Board Chairman of the bank, and Dr Stephen Enchill, the Vice Board Chairman

Business News

On December 1, 2015, First Capital Plus, an indigenous bank, embarked on a new journey. The very first step to mark the new forward-thinking approach and the vision to become the local bank of excellence for African markets was marked by rebranding from First Capital Plus Bank to Capital Bank.

Invest in Africa (IIA), in partnership with Canon, has trained 22 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana’s printing industry.

Business News

Invest in Africa (IIA), in partnership with Canon, has trained 22 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana’s printing industry.

Mr Stephen Antwi (right) sharing a point with Mr Chrishoph Retzlaff, the German Ambassador.

Business News

The German Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Christoph Retzlaff, says the mission in Ghana will contribute its quota to ensure the country stays on course for its economic stability.