Election 2020: NPP claims Akufo-Addo is beating Mahama as counting continues

Election 2020: NPP claims Akufo-Addo is beating Mahama as counting continues

-The NPP has claimed President Akufo-Addo is winning the presidential poll with 53.15% of valid votes counted

- Members of the party have been sharing unverified election results on social media

- They have been celebrating what they expect to be a decisive victory for Akufo-Addo after all votes are counted

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has claimed that President Nana Akufo-Addo is winning the 2020 presidential election, with 60% of the votes counted.

Supporters of the party have been celebrating what they say is a sure victory for Akufo-Addo.

Election 2020: NPP claims Akufo-Addo is beating Mahama as counting continues
Election 2020: NPP claims Akufo-Addo is beating Mahama as counting continues Credit: Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Source: Facebook

As votes continue to be counted across the country, NPP supporters have been sharing infographics which they say show the president leading the presidential race with 4,252,275 (54.15%) of the valid votes cast while the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Kow Essuman, a presidential staffer, echoed the claim that Akufo-Addo was leading.

“There are no exit polls in Ghana. Any candidate relying on exit polls has lost already. I can confirm that Mahama is trailing just like in 2016. We have the pink sheets to back our figures.

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“Nana Akufo-Addo is leading with 53.70% with 26,447 polling stations reporting (with the pink sheets). John Mahama trails with 45.02%,” presidential staffer, Kow Essuman wrote in a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh.

Ghanaian voters were at the polls today, Monday, December 7, 2020, to cast their ballots to elect a president and 275 legislators to represent them in parliament.

Over 17 million voters were expected to take part in elections, having endured a challenging year due to the raging coronavirus.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo asked members of the governing party to be vigilant and protect the ballot boxes as counting begins in the just-ended general elections.

In a Facebook almost two hours into counting, President Akufo-Addo urged the NPP fraternity to “remain vigilant at all stages of the counting process.”

“Let us protect the ballot,” he declared.

Meanwhile, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) accused the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) of ballot stuffing in the general elections.

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Addressing a news conference earlier today, the party’s director of elections, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, cited some constituencies in the Ashanti Region where he claimed the crime occurred.

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