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5 People Killed During Election Violence In Ghana

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police confirmed that five people have been killed in election related violence in Ghana.

In a statement issued by the police, Sixty-one electoral and post-electoral incidents nationwide were reported.

Twenty one are true cases of electoral violence, six of which involve gunshots resulting in the death of five.

The electoral commission published results from seven out of the country’s 16 regions, pointing to a narrow lead by opposition candidate John Mahama over outgoing president Nana Akufo-Addo.

Monday’s presidential and parliamentary vote has been viewed by observers as generally free and fair.

Mahama, on Tuesday accused Akufo-Addo of showing credentials that are very undemocratic and harnessing the military to sway the outcome.

He made the accusations after rumours circulated on social media that he had conceded defeat.

The presidency releasing an unofficial tally claimed Akufo-Addo was ahead with 52.25 percent of the vote, against Mahama’s 46.44 percent.

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah told a press conference that allegations of intimidation by soldiers were false.

Mahama and Akufo-Addo, 76, are old rivals who have faced off at the ballot box twice before.

Mahama was president for four years until 2016, before being succeeded by Akufo-Addo.

Both of those elections were determined by small margins.

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