Akufo-Addo in early lead as counting continues in Ghana election
By Adesina Idris
London, Dec. 8, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Counting of ballot in the just concluded election in Ghana is underway in all the polling stations across the country after ten hours of voting, but declared results so far puts the incumbent president, Akufo-Addo on early lead
As at the time of going to press, Nana Akufo-Addo has garnered 309,025 votes representing 59.15 percent of the total counted ballots while his challenger former president John Mahama had 212,800 votes representing 40.73 percent according live result tally from Ghanaweb
Meanwhile, the Director of Elections of the main opposition, National Democratic Congress Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, says the party has flipped 36 constituencies.
According to him, the party has managed to win back these constituencies which used to be held by NPP MPs.
He mentioned constituencies in the Greater Accra, Western, Central and Western North Regions as the ones the NDC has flipped.
He, however, cautioned the party’s supporters against ‘premature celebration”.
“In Greater Accra, we have flipped Krowor, Ledzokuku, La Dadekotopon, La East, Adenta, Madina, Ablekuma Central … So far 18 and counting”. In Eastern Region, we have kept most of our seats and flipped Upper Manya and Akwatia and Ayensuano is looking good”.
“We’ve flipped Jomoro, Evalue Gwira in the Western Region and Sefwi Wiawso in the Western North Region. When it comes to Bono East, we’ve flipped Nkoranza North, Techiman North and South. We’ve flipped Cape Coast North and Twifo Ati Mokwa, Asikuma/Odoben/Brakwa”.
“So far, in all, we have flipped 36 constituencies but no premature celebration. No premature ejaculation yet. I want to tell our agents at the collation centres to be vigilant”.
His presidential candidate, Former President Joh Dramani Mahama echoed similar sentiment and expressed gratitude to Ghanaians for coming out in their numbers to vote.
Thank you for coming out to vote in today’s election. Very good results from all parts of the country.— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) December 7, 2020
We must continue to remain vigilant as we enter the results collation stage. Let’s stay focused and ROAR to the end. pic.twitter.com/uv2KDs3lGJ
According to him, the results the National Democratic Congress has collated so far, are encouraged.
He wrote on Facebook saying: “Thank you for coming out to vote in today’s election. Very good results from all parts of the country.
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We must continue to remain vigilant as we enter the results collation stage. Let’s stay focused and ROAR to the end.”
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the member of Parliament for Ablekuma West believes she has retained her seat.
In a Facebook, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful declared herself victorious and expressed gratitude to her constituents for voting massively for her
She also thanked God for giving her victory.
3 hrs ·
Dear Lord, I prayed and you answered. Thank you Ablekuma West for this victory. I am grateful.
M’afa Ablekuma West Personal.
La hustle ooooo ny3 saaa la wu. 😂😃😂😅😀.
NPP candidate for Navrongo Constituency concedes defeat
Tangoba Abayage the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary candidate for Navrongo Constituency has conceded defeat even before the EC makes the result official.
Tangoba Abayage in a Facebook said she gave her opponents a good run and that she is proud of her what she has achieved.
Miss Abayagye and Sampson Tangombu Chiragia of the National Democratic Congress were the frontrunners for the seat.
She posted: “Unfortunately I lost to the men! ????But I raise my chest boldly out! Never has there been this fight in Navrongo before. Navrongo wins at the end of it all. No dusting of body; just polishing of shoes and dancing off into the future!
The Electoral Commission has meanwhile not officially announced any result yet.