Former President John Dramani Mahama says he’s excited with the results of the Monday, December 7, 2020, general elections.
Addressing the media moments ago in his residence, the presidential candidate of the NDC, thanked Ghanaians for the confidence they reposed in the party.
“It’s clear the Ghanaian wants a change in this country. They are tired of Akufo-Addo,” he stated in the address monitored by YEN.com.gh.
That notwithstanding, the former president accused the governing NPP of attempting to suppress the will of Ghanaians saying: “No attempt should be made to steal this election.”
Earlier in the day, the NDC projected Mahama to secure a first-round victory in the just-ended general elections.
Addressing a news conference this morning, 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.
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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Source: Yen Newspaper