The declaration followed a congratulatory call from out-going president John Mahama to President elect Nana Akufo Addo
This declaration was made by the EC chairperson after John Mahama placed a call to congratulate Akufo Addo
Nana Addo polled 5, 716,026 million votes representing 53.85 % beat the incumbent president John Dramani Mahama who had 4, 713,277 million votes representing 44.40 %
"On the basis of the foregoing figures to and the power vested as the chairperson of the electoral commission and the returning officer of the presidential elections It is my duty and privilege to declare Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo as the president elect of the republic of Ghana." Charlotte Osei told the country.
This is Nana Addo's third and successful attempt at the presidency.
The 72 year old astute lawyer's message of running a corruption free government, providing jobs for the youth through his "One District One factory" promise among others stuck with voters who generally wanted change.
The resounding victory is an indication that Nana Addo has the support of majority of Ghanaians.
It's been a hectic two days for journalists and indeed the whole country. The situation became more tensed after the NPP announced hours after voting ended that they had won the election per their calculation of the results on the pink sheets.
This was followed with another press conference by the party's youth organiser Sammy Awuku to put pressure on the EC to go ahead and declare the results.
The NDC's Ofosu Ampofo also held a press conference to assure the NDC supporters that they are in a comfortable lead.
The EC then came out to say they are investigating claims of over voting.
This set the tone for series of press conferences from the NPP, NDC, EC chairperson who said she cannot rig the elections, Election Observers, The National Peace Council, Nana Akufo Addo and President Mahama.