Ghana opposition leader says ‘quietly confident’ of victory

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Ghanaian presidential candidate Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party talks next to his wife Rebecca after casting his vote at a polling station in Kibi

ACCRA (Reuters) – Ghana’s main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo said on Thursday he was “quietly confident” of victory, one day after elections, and added that his New Patriotic Party had gained 49 seats in parliament to take a majority.

The electoral commission is yet to release results from Wednesday’s vote but the opposition said it had tabulated results from constituencies and based its confidence on those figures.

(Reporting by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Joe Bavier and Andrew Roche)

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