With a 79.43% voter turnout, incumbent President John Dramani Mahama beats his closest contestant Nana Akufo-Addo with 325,863 votes to win the 2012 Presidential elections.
John Mahama by this figure received 50.70% of valid votes cast and Nana Akufo-Addo received 47.74% of valid votes cast.
The results were declared Sunday night December 9, 2012 by the Returning Officer of the Presidential ballots and Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan in Accra.
Dr. Papa Kwedi Nduom of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) got 38, 223 votes which is 0.59%.
Henry Herbert Lartey of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) received 38,223 votes or 0.35% of valid votes cast, Hassan Ayariga of the Peoples National Convention (PNC) received 24,617 or 0.22% of valid votes cast. Dr. Abu Sakara of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) got 20, 323 votes making 0.18% of valid votes cast.
The Independent candidate, Jacob Osei Yeboah got 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%.
The total number of valid votes cast is 10, 995,265. 251,720 votes were rejected and the total votes cast was 11,246,982.
The total number of registered voters is 14,158,890 and there are 275 constituencies.
This is the sixth election since the 1992 Constitution was promulgated.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi