President John Mahama had appealed for calm and told his supporters he would respect the outcome of the vote whether he won or lost.
The New Patriotic Party said its candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, had taken 53.5% of the vote so far - against 44.8% for President John Mahama.
“The elections have generally been peaceful, far more peaceful than anticipated,” Seidu Alidu, an analyst.
Ghana is held up a beacon of democracy in West Africa with a track record of peaceful elections.
President Mahama is trying to get the economy back on track before the presidential election in November
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UPDATED: Ghana opens biggest dam in capital as gas station blast deaths near 200; morgues in top hospitals full
At least two days of rains caused chaos in Accra, with roads blocked and cars swept away or overturned by the flood waters.
Ghana’s Akufo-Addo has contested the presidential vote twice before, compared to Buhari’s three times before he was successful.
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