NDC 2023 Primaries: Mahama Takes Commanding Lead, Kojo Bonsu Overtakes Kwabena Duffuor As 1st Results Come In

NDC 2023 Primaries: Mahama Takes Commanding Lead, Kojo Bonsu Overtakes Kwabena Duffuor As 1st Results Come In

  • Former President John Mahama is on course to get a landslide victory in the NDC's presidential primary
  • Mahama has garnered over 98% of the total votes from 157 out of the 275 constituencies counted so far
  • Kojo Bonsu is coming second in the presidential primary after Dr Kwabena Duffuor's withdrawal

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Former President John Dramani Mahama is set to become the National Democratic Congress' (NDC's) presidential candidate in the 2024 General Elections.

Mahama has taken a commanding lead in the NDC presidential primary which was held on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

Early results trickling in after the close of polls at 4:00 pm, suggests a landslide from the former president.

John Mahama votes in NDC 2023 primaries
John Mahama is cruising to victory Photo source: John Dramani Mahama
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Mahama is on course to win over 95% of votes

Of all the results that have been released, none of Mahama's contenders is yet to garner 10% of votes in any constituency.

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The collation of results on pro-NDC television station, Woezor TV, puts Mahama in a commanding lead with over 98% of votes from 157 constituencies.

Below is the coverage of Woezor TV's result collation:

Kojo Bonsu takes 2nd position ahead of Kwabena Duffuor

While Mahama's lead may not come as a surprise, Kojo Bonsu's claim to the second position has surprised many as Kwabena Duffuor had been seen as the main contender to Mahama.

But he seems to have lost his steam after filing for an injunction to stop the primaries from holding.

Duffuor's injunction suit and withdrawal from NDC primaries

The injunction suit filed was withdrawn on the morning of Friday, May 12, 2023, paving the way for a smooth process.

Dr Duffuor subsequently withdrew from the presidential primary. But his withdrawal seemed to have come late and thus still had his name on the ballot.

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John Mahama Provides GH¢40 Package For Delegates

Meanwhile, John Mahama is supporting party delegates across the country with money to help them commute from their homes to voting centres.

The Mahama campaign has disclosed in a statement that it will be providing GH¢40 to each of the over 350,000 delegates.

The campaign said supporting the delegates to travel to the voting centres will help ensure a high voter turnout.

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