President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has so far won in four regions out of the seven regions that the Electoral Commission of Ghana has certified their results and declared on its social media pages.
The seven regions are: Central Region, Oti Region, Ahafo Region, Volta Region, Bono Region, North East, Upper West. Of these, Akufo-Addo won in Central, Ahafo, Bono and North East Regions; leaving the remaining for the NDC’s John Dramani Mahama.
However, the cumulative votes of the 3 regions which John Mahama won puts him in the lead with a total of 1, 997, 450 while Akufo-Addo stands at 1, 500, 310; a difference of 497, 140.
The Electoral Commission, though received results from 14 regions so far, has been able to certify results from 7 regions and hoping to finish up everything and declare the results by Wednesday.
This comes on the back of delays the commission blames on rains in some parts of the country on December 7 which made it impossible for polling station results to be transported to collation centres.
Meanwhile, the two leading parties – the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) claim have independently done their own collations and declared themselves winners of the election.