Police Confirms Five Killed In Ghana Electoral Violence

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Five people have been killed in violence linked to Ghana’s elections, the police said on Wednesday.

“Sixty-one electoral and post-electoral incidents nationwide” were reported, they said in a statement issued two days after the vote.

Of these, 21 “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.

But Mahama late Tuesday accused Akufo-Addo of showing “credentials that are very undemocratic” and harnessing the military to sway the outcome.

Sunday Akintoye

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