Ghana: Tense wait for presidential polls outcome



Tense wait for presidential polls outcome


By John Eche


There is a tense wait at the moment for the outcome of the December 7th presidential polls in the West African nation of Ghana, The Difference can report.


The elections which were generally peaceful saw many Ghanaians head to the polls to choose from between a handful of candidates that were offering themselves across several party lines for the presidential and parliamentary positions that were at stake.


There were however a few instances of suspected malpractices such as ballot snatching and illegal voting and the protest action of some estranged citizens who were protesting the lack of infrastructure in their locality.


Ahead of the polls and based on its reporters’ feelers, The Difference had called the elections in favour of incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo and his New Patriotic Party.


The only other possible winner in the presidential contest that could emerge from the contest from the findings of this newspaper would be former President John Mahama who is flying the flag of the opposition NDC.


In one of the upsets recorded on the parliamentary flank, the NPP’s Lydia Alhassan beat the NDC’s John Dumelo in the testy contest for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency’


In another declared outcome, the NDC’s parliamentary candidate Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye retained his Odododiodio constituency seat, defeating Bannerman Nii Lante Bannerman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana



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