Jean Mensah, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission and Returning Officer of the 2020 presidential election, on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, declared Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as President-elect of Ghana.
She made the declaration after announcing the results of 274 out of 275 constituencies in the country. The results excluded that of the Techiman South constituency. This is because the results from the constituency are being contested by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
According to Jean Mensa, Nana Akufo-Addo obtained 6,730,413 votes representing 51.59% while John Dramani Mahama placed second, polling 6,214,889 which represents 47.36% of the total ballots cast.
Christian Kwabena Andrews of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM) placed third with 105,565 votes, representing 0.80% of the total ballots cast.
Here are the details of the 2020 Presidential results, according to the EC:
|BALLOT NO.||PARTIES||CANDIDATES||VOTES||VOTES IN %|
|1||NPP||Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo||6,730,587||51.302%|
|2||NDC||John Dramani Mahama||6,213,182||47.359%|
|3||GUM||Christian Kwabena Andrews||105,548||0.805%|
|4||CPP||Ivor Kobina Greenstreet||12,200||0.093%|
|6||GCPP||Henry Herbert Lartey||3,564||0.027%|
|8||LPG||Percival Kofi Akpaloo||7,683||0.059%|
|9||PNC||David Asibi Ayindenaba Apasera||10,882||0.083%|
|10||PPP||Bridgette Akosua Dzorgbenuku||6,849||0.052%|
|11||NDP||Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings||6,549||0.050%|
|12||IND||Alfred Kwame Aseidu Walker||9,704||0.074%|
|Total Valid Votes||13,119,460|
|Total Rejected Ballots||313,397 (2.333%)|
|Total Votes Cast||13,432,857|
According to a statement released by the Electoral Commission on December 10, 2020, its Chairperson, Jean Mensa, “inadvertently used 13,433,573 as the total votes cast.”
“The total valid votes cast is 13,119,460,” the statement indicated.
“This does not change the percentages stated for each candidate and the declaration made by the Chairperson” the Commission clarified.
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