Some senior members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are driving away security personnel deployed to the office of the party’s leader, John Dramani Mahama.
Re-elected MP for Ningo Prampram Sam Nartey George called the presence of the police as an “invasion”.
Top party officials of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are in a meeting at the residence of the flagbearer in Accra.
Our reporter Komla Klutse said the running mate of John Dramani Mahama joined the meeting about a hour-and-a-half ago.
EC awaits Bono East & Northern results to declare
The Chair of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), Jean Mensa, says so far 14 out of the 16 regional results have been received by her outfit so far.
Results of the Bono East and Northern regions are yet to be received.
Mrs Mensa said the Commission will declare the results on Wednesday, December 9 as they get certified.
Disregard Mahama’s claims – Oppong Nkrumah
Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has urged Ghanaians to disregard calls by Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama that he has won Monday’s elections.
He said by the letter of the 1992 Constitution, one cannot declare himself winner if they have not 50 percent plus one vote.
He said the former president only sought to undermine the media and institutions such as the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC).
Mahama claims victory
Former President John Dramani Mahama has expressed belief that he has won the just-ended general elections.
Not only did he win 10 out of the 16 regions, he told journalists at his residence on Tuesday, December 8, but also his party has won 140 out of the 275 constituencies.
The Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) warned that any attempt by the Akufo-Addo-led government to subvert the will of the people will be resisted.
EC ready to declare results
Officials of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) are getting ready at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) to declare results of Monday’s presidential elections.
Foreign as well as local observers are at AICC for the exercise.
The Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) had earlier announced for the information of all Ghanaians that its 24-hour time frame set for the declaration of Monday’s election results will not be met.The original logo of the Electoral Commission
It said the timeline has been extended in order to ensure that collation of results from constituency and regional collation centres are accurate.
NDC projects parliamentary majority, win for Mahama
The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, says his party is getting ready to select the next Speaker of Parliament and the First Deputy Speaker as the NDC has won a “clear majority” in Parliament.
Speaking to journalists at the party’s headquarters on Tuesday, for the first time after the elections, Mr Asiedu Nketia says NDC’s candidate, John Dramani Mahama, is heading towards victory in the polls.
“By tomorrow morning, he will be declared winners of the elections,” he said.
NPP claims Akufo-Addo wins with 51.46%
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) says their collation so far makes their candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, winner of the 2020 elections.
According to the party’s General Secretary, John Boadu, Nana Akufo-Addo has polled a total of 6,610,417 votes, representing 51.46 percent to beat John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The party, however, insists that it will await the EC for the final confirmation.
EC sure to declare results within 24 hours
The Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) says it is still collating results of Monday’s elections and could declare within 24 hours.
The declaration of results will be done by the Returning Officer of the presidential elections, Jean Adukwei Mensa, who is also the Chair of the Commission, at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC).
If done, this will be a fulfillment of a pledge by the Commission to declare the results within that time frame.
NPP leads NDC with 56.6%
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is leading the National Democratic Congress (NDC) after 12 percent of constituency votes collated by Media General so far.
Thirty-two constituencies collated put the ruling party ahead of the opposition.
Out of these, nine are in the NPP stronghold of Ashanti Region and two are in the NDC stronghold of the Volta Region.
The NPP, as a result, is leading with 56.6 percent while the NDC has 42.1 percent. It is too early to call, nonetheless.
The results are certified based on proof by the EC’s returning officers at the 32 constituencies.
Mahama leading, NDC claims
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says its presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama, is leading the collated results so far and have parliamentary majority.
According to the party’s Director of Elections, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, the party has so far won 140 seats contrary to claims by the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) that they are winning.
He said this during an emergency press conference on Tuesday, December 8.
Maa Lydia wins but NDC to challenge results
Incumbent Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency Lydia Seyram Alhassan has won the seat after she polled a majority of the votes collated at the University of Ghana Business School.
Provisional results obtained by Media General‘s Portia Gabor put the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate ahead with a total of 39,851 votes while National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate John Dumelo had 37,778 votes.
But NDC’s Constituency Chairman Bismark Bobie Aryeetey said they have reservations about the processes leading to the declaration of the results.
As a result, he told our reporter that the party will challenge the results in due course.
EC office torched in Fomena; expelled MP wins
The chaos being reported at collation centers across the country appears to be spreading.
In the Fomena Constituency, tension is said to be building up after the district office of the Electoral Commission was up in flames.
Reports say the office was seen burning after lights at the collation centre went out.
But the parliamentary results have been declared. Expelled MP Andrews Amoako Asiamah, who contested as an independent candidate, has won.
He won by over 12,000 votes with his closest contender, NPP’s Philip Ofori Asante, polling 10,798 votes.
EC officials run for their lives amid gunshots at Ablekuma Central
At the collation center for the Ablekuma Central Constituency at the Odorkor Divisional Police Headquarters, gunshots were fired by the police and military, Wendy Laryea reported.
Two people sustained various degrees of injury, she said.
At the Modak Hotel in the Odododiodio Constituency, there were sporadic shooting.
Odododiodio MP arrested
Our reporter, Komla Adom, reports that broken glasses and blood splatters are sights near the Hotel, where the incumbent, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye and his family are said to be residing under strict security.
“We understand some two persons sustained gunshot wounds,” Komla Adom reports.
Later, our reporter says, the MP was arrested by the police and sent to the Accra Central Police Station.
“More than 10 others have been arrested too and have been put in a van to be whisked away.”