Ghana’s opposition leader win in the hotly contested polls

Ghana’s opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won the country’s national elections  becoming president elect at the third attempt and cementing  the country’s reputation as a standard bearer of democracy in a region that has been blighted by civil wars and coups.
Addo defeated President John Mahama by securing 53.8 percent of the total votes according to the country’s Electoral Commission’s chairperson Charlotte Osei sparking scenes of celebration in the capital Accra.
Meanwhile in a contrasting event in neighbouring Gambia, despite earlier conceding defeat to opposition leader Adamma Barrow, long term president Yahya Jammeh has rejected the results of the presidential election citing “abnomalities” in the vote calling for fresh elections.