NDC Primaries 2023: Presidential Results Begin Trickling In, Mahama Leads As Duffuor Scores Poor Votes

NDC Primaries 2023: Presidential Results Begin Trickling In, Mahama Leads As Duffuor Scores Poor Votes

  • John Mahama is leading in the presidential primaries of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) held on May 13, 2023
  • While John Mahama is scoring hundreds and thousands, his two main contenders Kojo Bonsu and Dr Kwabena Duffuor have been ones and tens
  • The trend of results from nine constituencies show John Mahama could win by at least 97% of total votes cast

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The counting and collating of results for the presidential and parliamentary primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have started at many polling stations across the country.

Provisional results from nine constituencies show an embarrassing trend of performance for Dr Kwabena Duffuor, the presidential aspirant who first tried to injunct the primaries and later withdrew from the race.

Kojo Bonsu, the other presidential aspirant, is also not posting good numbers but John Dramani Mahama has been garnering huge numbers.

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Mahama is leading the NDC presidential primaries.
L-R: John Dramanin Mahama, Dr Kwabena Duffuor and Kojo Bonsu. Source: Facebook/@JDMahama, @DrKwabenaDuffuor, @KojoBonsuNDC
Source: Facebook

Mahama garners thousands of votes, while his contenders score tens

Although Dr Duffuor withdrew from the race citing fears the contest won't be free and fair, the timing of the announcement meant his Number 3 position was kept on the ballot and results collation done for him too.

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As of 17:00 GMT, the provisional results from some 15 constituencies had been released 9 of which show Mahama leading with a resounding figure.

Below are the provisional presidential results for 11 constituencies:


John Mahama - 804

Kojo Bonsu - 3

Dr Kwabena Duffuor - 0

Rejected - 8


John Mahama - 610

Kojo Bonsu - 18

Dr Kwabena Duffuor - 19

Rejected votes - 10


John Mahama - 875

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Kojo Bonsu - 5

Dr Kwabena Duffuor - 0

Rejected votes - 1

Sekyere Afram Plains

John Mahama - 503

Kojo Bonsu - 33

Dr Kwabena Duffuor - 25

Rejected votes -7


John Mahama - 1269

Kojo Bonso - 0

Dr Kwabena Duffuor - 0


John Mahama - 991

Kojo Bonsu - 4

Dr Kwabena Duffour - 6

Rejected votes - 4


John Mahama - 770

Kojo Bonsu - 11

Dr Kwabena Duffour - 0

Rejected votes - 21

Salaga South

John Mahama - 1,073

Kojo Bonsu - 1

Kwabena Duffour - 0

Rejected votes - 7


John Mahama - 706

Kojo Bonsu - 13

Kwabena Duffuor + rejected votes - 14

Wa Central

John Mahama - 1,711

Kojo Bonsu - 49

Dr Kwabena Duffour - 10

Daboya Mankarigu

John Mahama - 637

Kojo Bonsu - 23

Kwabena Duffour - 18

Duffuor will be punished by NDC delegates for injunction suit

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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported in a separate story that an NDC MP has said there are rife signs that Dr Kwabena Duffuor will be punished severely by party delegates who will vote in the presidential primaries.

Clement Apaak said delegates see the injunction writ filed by Dr Duffuor against the primaries as an act of disloyalty.

Dr Duffuor went to the High Court to stop the May 13 primaries, citing discrepancies with the delegates list that would be used in the voting.

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George Nyavor (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) George Nyavor writes for YEN.com.gh. He has been Head of the Politics and Current Affairs Desk since 2022. George has over 9 years of experience in managing media and communications (Myjoyonline and GhanaWeb). George is a member of the Catholic Association of Media Practitioners Ghana (CAMP-G). He obtained a BA in Communications Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2010. Reach out to him via george.nyavor@yen.com.gh.

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