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Akufo-Addo third time lucky?

Provisional presidential results based on 216 Constituencies out of 275 puts Nana Akufo-Addo of NPP as the projected winner of Ghana’s elections. According to the multi-media group of companies, Nana Akufo-Addo is leading with 4,526,046 votes representing 53% of valid votes cast while his close contender and the incumbent, President John Dramani Mahama of NDC having 3,856,129 votes representing 45.15%. It is almost statistically impossible for President John Mahama to obtain the 50% plus one required by the Constitution of Ghana to win the presidential ballot. Out of an estimated 10million votes, the winner of the elections will need 5,272,633 votes to be declared the winner.

The presidential candidate of the NPP, Akufo-Addo, has 4,213,710 and need just 1,117,663 votes to cross that mark. On the contrary, the incumbent John Mahama has garnered 3,856,129 votes from 206 constituencies provisionally declared by the multimedia group. With only 69 constituencies left out of the 275, of which 21 are in the NPP stronghold (Ashanti and Eastern regions), the incumbent is unlikely to garner 1,561,931 votes to overturn the result as collated by the group.

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