-The director of elections of the NDC has said the party’s presidential candidate would win big in this year’s elections
- Elvis Afrivie Ankrah continued that Mahama secured over 30 percent of the votes in the Ashanti region
- Meanwhile, the governing NPP also claimed it won the elections
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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says John Dramani Mahama will secure a first-round victory in the just-ended general elections.
Addressing a news conference this morning, Tuesday, December 8, 2020, the director of elections of the NDC, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, debunked the governing New Patriotic Party’s claim that it has the majority in the parliament.
“Currently, we are leading with 140 seats,” Ankrah said.
According to him, the presidential candidate of the NDC secured over 30 percent of the votes in the Ashanti region after collating 37 out of the 47 constituencies in the region.
“It’s very obvious that our presidential candidate is in pole position to claim first-round victory in this year’s elections,” he stated
In an earlier YEN.com.gh report, the governing NPP declared President Nana Akufo-Addo the winner of the just-ended presidential race.
According to the party, the president won the election by collecting 4,252,275 (54.15%) of the valid votes cast while the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NDC) garnered 3,501,921 (44.60%) of the votes.
Series of pre-election polls projected the president to win the race to the Jubilee House. One of the polls said he would garner 56.6 percent of the valid votes cast while Mahama would manage 38.8 percent.
Ghanaian voters were at the polls on 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.
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