Dr. Edward Mahama has been elected as the flagbearer to lead the Peoples National Convention (PNC) in the 2016 Presidential Election.
He dethroned Hassan Ayariga, the 2012 presidential candidate for the PNC.
The PNC went to the polls on Saturday to elect executives to lead it ahead of the 2016 general elections.
Dr Mahama had been leading the PNC in all presidential elections since the 4th Republican Constitution in 1992 but in 2012, party members who wanted a change dropped him for Hassan Ayariga, Graphic Online reports
Mahama at the end of the polls had 492 votes whilst Hassan Ayariga polled 426.
Meanwhile, the PNC’s General Secretary, Bernard Mornah has also been elected as the party’s Chairman.
Prior to the election, Bernard Mornah faced stiff opposition from some of the aspirants who had wanted him disqualified. They accused Mr. Mornah of presenting a dud cheque for his filling fee claiming it is ‘unconstitutional’ and called for his disqualification.
One of the aspirants of the chairmanship position, David Apasera had gone to court to seek an injunction to stop the election until such issues are ironed out but the PNC ignored the court case and still proceeded with the election.
Full results below:
1. Bernard Mornaah 701 – Winner
2. David Apasara 152
Abubakari Sadiq 50
1. Henry Haruna 310 – Winner
2. Michael Womigo 16
3. Hajia Ali Musah 272
1. Edward Mahama 492 – Winner
2. Hassa Ayariga 426
1. Atik Mohammed 518 -Winner
2. Emmanuel Wilson 398
1. Abu Ramadan 383
2. Desmond Ywimasi Nto 576 – Winner
1. Mohammed Haruna 251
2. Kana Ibrahim 71
3. Benjamin Bediaku 19
4. Akane Adams 540 – Winner
5. David Kadimu 32
National women’s organiser:
1. Janet Nabla 514 – Winner
2. Elizabeth Amadikanya 385
National Youth Organiser:
1. Mark Ewusi Aku 252
2. Issahaku Awudulai 339 – Winner
3. Alidu Mohammed Nazirudeen 222
4. Urine T. K Bashiru 93.