The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) has declared John Dramani Mahama President-elect after the 2012 general elections.
During a press conference at the EC’s headquarters in Accra Sunday December 9, 2012, Chairman of the EC, Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan announced that John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) received 5, 574,761 votes, or 50.70%.
Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has 5, 248 898 of the votes or 47.74%, followed by Dr. Papa Kwedi Nduom of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) with 38, 223 votes – that is 0.59%.
Henry Herbert Lartey of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) has 38,223 votes or 0.35% of valid votes cast, Hassan Ayariga of the Peoples National Convention (PNC) has 24,617 or 0.22% of valid votes cast. Dr. Abu Sakara of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) has 20, 323 votes making 0.18% of valid votes cast.
The Independent candidate, Jacob Osei Yeboah has 15,201 or 0.14% of valid votes cast and Kwasi Oddai Odike of the United Front Party (UFP) has 8,877 of valid votes cast which is 0.08%.
According to the EC total valid votes cast is 10,995,262 and 251,720 votes were rejected. The results are from all the 275 constituencies around the country.
There was a voter turnout of 79.43%.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi