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#GhanaDecides: Ashanti, Volta may hold winning votes

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#GhanaDecides: Ashanti, Volta may hold winning votes

 

By John Eche

 

The Ashanti and Volta regions of Ghana may hold the bulk of the winning votes in the just concluded presidential polls in the West African nation of Ghana, The Difference checks are revealing.

 

This is because they contain some of the widest margins in the recorded votes outcome as already released by the Electoral Commission.

 

In the Ashanti region, incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo scored a total of 1,795, 824 votes while his closest rival former President John Mahama went away with 653, 149 votes.

 

In the Volta region on the other hand, Mahama scored 606, 508 votes while Akufo-Addo could only manage 100, 481 votes.

 

But there are also close outcomes and gaps in the declared results from other regions which make deciding on an eventual winner at the moment still dicey.

 

For example in Oti region, Akufo-Addo scored 103,865 votes compared with Mahama’s 181, 021. However, in Bono region, Mahama could only manage 203, 329 compared with Akufo-Addo’s 292, 604.

 

In the Upper West region, Akufo-Addo trailed Mahama with 121, 230 votes to 238, 972 votes. He (Akufo-Addo) however had the upper hand in the Central region where he scored 613, 804 votes compared with the 538, 829 votes that Mahama was able to garner there.

 

Everyone is therefore waiting: may the better side win.

 

Meanwhile, the Ghana police has confirmed that some five fatalities had been recorded in the process.

 

There were more than 17 million voters registered to take part in the polls.

 

 

 

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