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LIVE UPDATES: Counting and declaration of 2020 election results

Hello and welcome to our comprehensive text coverage of the 2020 general elections.

 


Hello and welcome to our comprehensive text coverage of the 2020 general elections.


A day after eligible voters cast their ballot to elect a President and parliamentary candidates, voting results are being announced at various Coalition Centres.


The 2020 election is the eighth of the fourth republic and has the highest number of registered voters. 8,810,283 representing 51.7% of the total number of registered voters are female while 8,217,358 representing 48.26% are male.


This year’s election is the first time in the country’s history that a former president is contesting.


It could be revenge or repeat for John Mahama and Nana Akufo-Addo respectively as the former lost to the latter by more than a million votes in 2016.


Nana Akufo-Addo polled 5,755,758 (53. 7%) of total votes cast to unseat John Mahama who had 4,771,188 (44.5%).


Already, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, the Director of Elections of the National Democratic Congress says the party has flipped 36 constituencies.


According to him, the party has managed to win back these constituencies which used to be held by NPP MPs.


He mentioned constituencies in the Greater Accra, Western, Central and Western North Regions as the ones the NDC has flipped but cautioned the party’s supporters against ‘premature celebration".


The ruling New Patriotic Party has however rubbished the claims. John Boadu, the General Secretary of the NPP says the party has rather flipped some NDC constituencies.


He said that in the presidential race, the party’s candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is leading by over 6 million votes.


Stay with us for the very best and accurate information on the elections.


Last Updated: 07:12


The National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate for Atebubu-Amanten, Mr Sanja Nanja, beats the Bono East Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Amoakohene, in the polls to reclaim his seat. Mr Sanja Nanja polled 17,588 representing 56.86 per cent, while Mr Amoakohene got 13,169 representing 42.53 per cent. The Progressive People's Party (PPP) candidate, Mr Hennaa Kwaku Abraham, polled 175 representing 0.57 per cent.




Actor-turned-politician John Dumelo's dream to represent the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament in the next four years has been crushed after losing to incumbent Member of Parliament Lydia Alhassan of the New Patriotic Party.


Certified results from the Electoral Commission show the NDC candidate poll 37,778 as against Lydia Alhassan's 39,851. Gifty Botchway of the People's National Congress (PNC) and independent candidate Richard Amegatse managed 160 and 108 votes respectively.


Total valid votes cast stood at 77,604 with 595 being invalid votes.


To the Cape Coast South and incumbent Member of Parliament for Cape Coast South on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kweku Ricketts-Hagan, has been retained. Mr Ricketts-Hagan polled 21,118 to beat the New Patriotic Party’s Ernest Arthur, who polled 19,714. Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo won the presidential race with 20,593 votes while former President John Mahama polled 19,694.




Let's take a trip to social media. Here are some reactions to John Dumelo's defeat


If Maa Lydia campaigned as vigorously as Dumelo did, she would've won by a bigger margin.

But we're not dealing with ifs here, which is why "he did well" mantra is also bs


— Mr Asaah (@Kofi_Asaah) December 8, 2020



We thought Maa Lydia & John Dumelo match will be EL Classico but the thing turn Bayern vs Barca - 8:2 Falaa win for Aunty Lydia 😹😹😹💔💔💔💔💔


— Klazik (@ebenezer_bentum) December 8, 2020



Lmfao I said it would definitely have influenced the election dynamics in the sense that Dumelo could have won or Maa Lydia could have had a wider lead. Don’t reach into the words. And on the registration bit you don’t need a precise number to argue that logic.


— Adaare. (@yiniboma_) December 8, 2020


Lydia Alhassan jubilating after provisional results announced. #ElectionCommandCentre pic.twitter.com/oVj0YFEEfK


— #ElectionCommandCentre (@tv3_ghana) December 8, 2020


Fomena MP Andrew Amoako Asiamah, who was declared an outcast in Parliament by Speaker Prof Mike Oquaye, after the lawmaker got sacked from his party, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), for deciding to run as an independent candidate in the just-ended general elections, has retained his seat. He polled 12,805 votes to beat the NPP’s Philip Ofori Asante – 10,798 and NDC’s Christina Ama – 2,608. Another candidate, Appiagyei, polled 168 votes.



Earlier, the office of the Electoral Commission in the Fomena Constituency was up in flames. It is unclear what caused the incident but reports suggest it happened at the time some youth in the area were very agitated and attempted to forcefully enter the Coalition Centre which is about 200 meters away from the EC’s office.

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NDC’s Kofi Adams wins Buem seat. The former National Organiser of the party polled 18,528 votes while Lawrence Kwame Aziale of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) polled 6,843. The candidate of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM), Rev. Davids Kpuku Kwaku, polled 268 while Mr Darko-Boateng Adams of the People’s National Convention (PNC) polled 152 votes.

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Certified Results for Bole Bamboi Constituency


PRESIDENTIAL


NPP -7,129

NDC -30,443

GUM –315

CPP -111

GFP -28

GCPP -39

APC -88

LPG -52

PNC -63

PPP -20

NDP -33

IND - 79


Rejected -1,588


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Total Registered 53,520

Total votes cast 39,988#EIBElectionHub #RushforPeace


— #EIBElectionHub (@GHOneTV) December 8, 2020

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