EC declares John Mahama President-elect

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President-elect  John Mahama

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

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2 thoughts on “EC declares John Mahama President-elect

  1. Awudu Bansi Hamdia

    My dear president, you really deserve to win.may God give you long life and see us through all coming years. amen.But please do comply with your promises.

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