The fiercely contested election for a leader of the biggest opposition party in Ghana the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2012 general elections has ended with a clear, even though, yet to be officially announced winner.
From the declared results so far, after the elections Saturday August 7, 2010, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo has won a landslide victory to become the party’s flagbearer in the next election for Ghana’s president.
For the first time in the history of political parties in Ghana, delegates across the country cast their votes in the 10 regions at their various constituencies to elect the party’s leader.
Nana Akufo-Addo contested against Alan Kyerematen, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Isaac Osei and Rev. John Kwame Koduah. All the four have conceded defeat and congratulated Nana Addo.
The Electoral Commission (EC) will be expected to announce the final results and officially declare the winner.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi