Reports from the Electoral Commission (EC) strong room indicate that the National Democratic Congress ( NDC) won eight out of ten regions in the Ghana 2012 Presidential Election. The regions are: Northern, Brong Ahafo, Central, Greater Accra, Upper East, Upper West, Western and Volta. The NDC’s Candidate, John Dramani Mahama polled 50.88% of the total valid votes.
The main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) won two out of ten regions. They include the Ashanti and Eastern regions. The NPP’s candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo polled 47.33% of the total valid votes.
These figures are yet to be confirmed by the EC.
In the parliamentary election, the NDC won 151 seats while the NPP won 120 seats. The PNC won one seat, while independent candidates won three seats.
Many observers are expecting the EC to release these results any moment from now, but the commission is currently engaged in a crunch meeting with some political parties, the National Peace Council and the Council of State.
The meeting is said to be in relation to assertions by the NPP to the effect that the NDC had rigged the election.
The NPP had earlier called on the EC to postpone the declaration of the results and undertake a recount of the Presidential votes.
It’s not clear what the outcome of this meeting will be, but GhanaReporters will keep you updated.
By Ghanareporters, Accra