Ghana: Opposition NDC wins polls but…

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has declared the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) winners of 229 out of the 230 constituencies in Ghana’s presidential run-off. Its candidate Prof. Atta-Mills obtained 4,501,466 representing 50.13% while the ruling NPP had 4,478,411 (49.87%).
Announcing the results on Tuesday, the Chairman of the EC, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Djan said the remaining constituency – Tain in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana – would hold its election on Friday after which the total results would be declared. The NDC won the Tain constituency in the first round and political pundits say it is likely it would swing towards their side again.

The National Chairman of the NPP Peter MacManu said “we would accept the results because it is the will of the people. We are ready for Tain and in politics anything can happen.”

Meanwhile, the delay in announcing the election resulted in terse tension in some parts of the country especially when NDC supporters besieged the premises of the electoral body. The crowd immediately dispersed amidst jubilation and was hopeful that their party would come out victorious come Friday.


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