Ghana’s President John Mahama has conceded to opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo, the governing NDC party has told the BBC.

Mr Akufo-Addo tweeted that the president had phoned him to congratulate him on his election win.

A BBC correspondent in the capital Accra says celebrations are breaking out as people react to the news.

It is the first election defeat for a sitting president since Ghana returned to multi-party democracy in 1992.

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