PoliticsGhana: HISTORY, COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS- …YES! So that we might Understand the Seemingly Political Desperation and Nervousness of the 2016 Ghanaian Presidential and the Parliamentary Elections
The Electoral Commission of Ghana put the said controversial final result of the 07/08 December 2012 presidential elections in which the then incumbent president- John Dramani Mahama; and the main opposition leader- Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo, were the forerunners, as follows: [a] John Dramani Mahama 5, 574, 761 (50.70%) and [c]. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo 5, 248, 898 (47.74%) The overall electoral showings of the minor political parties, as announced by the Electoral Commissioner Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, on 09 December 2012, amounted to 171,603 valid votes- representing 1.56%.
This is captured in detailed by the Electoral Commission as follows: [b] Dr. Henry Herbert Lartey 38, 223 (0.35%); [d] Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom 64, 362 (0.59%); [e.] Akwasi Addai Odike 8, 877 (0.08%); [f] Hassan Ayariga 24, 617 (0.22%); [g] Dr. Michael Abu Sakara Forster 20, 323 (0.18%) and last but not the least [h] Jacob Osei Yeboah 15, 201 (0.14%). If all variables/factors remain on 07 December 2016, then the contesting margin of valid votes at stake (+-) or separating the sitting-president- John Dramani Mahama (NDC) and his main political arch-rival- Nana Addo Danakwa Akufo-Addo, of the NPP, equals 325,863 (2.96%). Both leaders of the NDC and the NPP, had secured five(5) million valid votes, behind them.
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