Nana Akufo-Addo is ‘confident’ He has won election

Civil society urges election commission to quickly release results, as ruling party rejects opposition victory claims.

Celebrations have already begun in the opposition camp despite the party’s leadership call for patience [Reuters]

Ghana’s main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo said he was “quietly confident” he had beaten incumbent President John Mahama in the presidential elections, a claim promptly rejected by the ruling party.

The electoral commission has yet to release results  from this week’s elections but the opposition said it had tabulated figures from individual constituencies.

Afuko-Addo told hundreds of supporters in the capital Accra on Thursday that his New Patriotic Party (NPP) had taken a majority of seats in parliament but he called for calm and urged patience to allow the electoral commission time to deliver the results.

“We in the NPP are quietly confident that we have won a famous and historic victory,” Akufo-Addo said.

Officials from Mahama’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) rejected the claims and said the incumbent was on track for re-election.

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