Ghana :John Mahama Declared Winner of Presidential Election

Incumbent President Johna Mahama  of Ghana has been declared winner of l the presidential election.A report  from Ghana by Dr  Ibrahim  said  “At 9:50 p.m. on Sunday 9th 2012, Dr. Afari Gyan, the Chair of Ghana’s Electoral Commission declared President John Mahama winner of the 7th election with 50.70% of the cast while his main opponent scored 47.74%. Over eleven million people voted with the huge turnout of 79.43% of the .”Dr Ibrahim   who works for the Centre for Democracy and Development in Nigeria is reporting from the IDEG/CFI Situation Room in Accra .

In a piece shortly before  the  announcement, Dr Ibrahim had  predicted Mahama’s .According to Ibrahim: “Sunday afternoon and evening have been extremely tense as all Ghanaians await the formal declaration of the results of the presidential election. Most media have shown President John Mahama was the first touch winner of the 2012 elections with slightly over 50% while the had slightly below 49% with most of the counted. The Electoral Commission has however not yet made the announcement and the media estimates were tracked through Electoral Commission reports from the constituencies which showed the President has won statistically.

“Tension started rising on Saturday when the General Secretary of the opposition NPP declared that their candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo had won with 51% of the while the President obtained 45% of the . No one apparently took the announcement seriously because the major revelation of the election was that all parties except the two leading ones have essentially been wiped out as in the electoral system and the five of them are likely to get a cumulative score of less than 1% of the ”,he added.

With Reports By Dr Ibrahim in Accra

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