President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been re-elected President of the Republic of Ghana.
He polled a total of 6,730,413 votes, representing 51.59 per cent to beat closest contender John Dramani Mahama, who polled a total of 6,214,889 votes, in Monday’s presidential elections.
Returning Officer of the 2020 Presidential Elections Jean Adukwei Mensa, who is also the Chair of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), declared the incumbent president winner of the polls.
She, however, stated that the total number of votes cast, 13,434,574, which represented a 79 percent voter turnout, was without the votes of Techiman South Constituency in the Bono East Region.
Mrs Mensa later explained that the difference of 515,524 between the votes for Mr Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Mr Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) cannot be overturned by results from Techiman South, which has a total of 128,018 registered voters.
She said even if all the votes are added to that of Mr Mahama, he will get about 47.873 percent while Mr Akufo-Addo will get 50.8 percent.
“It is on that basis that we say the outcome of the elections will not change, hence our declaration of the 2020 presidential results without that of Techiman South [Constituency].”
She made all these known at a press conference at the head office of the Commission.
The declaration was in the presence of all the Commissioners as well as members of international observer community including the former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Mrs Mensa expressed gratitude to her team for the successes chalked in Monday’s elections, which she said did not record any violence or hitches during polls.
“To the dear citizens of our country, we thank you for believing in us and for walking this journey with us. Your constructive feedback has helped strengthen our processes and our works and has led us to a much better place than when we started.”
Aside the two major contenders, Christian Kwabena Andrews of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM) came third,a position he occupied on the ballot paper.
2020 Presidential Elections Results
Nana Akufo-Addo [NPP] – 6,730,413 – 51.595% – 1st
John Mahama [NDC] – 6,214,889 – 47.366% – 2nd
Christian Kwabena Andrews [GUM] – 105,565 – 0.805% – 3rd
Ivor Kobina Greenstreet [CPP] – 12,215 – 0.093% – 4th
Akua Donkor [GFP] – 5,575 – 0.042% – 11th
Henry Herbert Lartey [GCPP] – 3,574 – 0.037% – 12th
Hassan Ayariga [APC] – 7,140 – 0.054% – 8th
Percyval Kofi Akpaloo [LPG] – 7,690 – 0.059% – 7th
David Apasera [PNC] – 10,887 – 0.082% – 5th
Brigitte Dzogbenuku [PPP] – 6,848 – 0.052% – 9th
Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings [NDP] – 6,612 – 0.050% – 10th
Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker [Independent Candidate] – 9,703 – 0.074% – 6th
The result means President Akufo-Addo will serve four more years but will not be eligible to stand for elections in the country again.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana