The Electoral Commission of Ghana has officially declared the results of yesterday’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) Presidential Primaries, with Former President John Dramani Mahama winning 98’9% of the total votes cast.
The Former President won 297,603 of the total votes cast representing 98.9%, followed by Kojo Bonsu who obtained 3,181 of the total votes cast.
Hours ago, Kojo Bonsu conceded defeat even before the declaration of the results.
“I have placed a call to H.E. John Dramani Mahama to congratulate him for the landslide victory,” Bonsu, the former mayor of Kumasi wrote on Facebook.
“Just as I’ve indicated throughout my campaign, regardless of the outcome of this election I’ll continue to serve the NDC party,” he added.
Mahama’s main contender Kwabena Duffuor, a former governor of the central bank, pulled out of the race on Friday, citing instances of irregularities.
“I wish to reiterate my commitment to the party and its grassroots. However, my concerns that the party is not ready to conduct free and fair election is evident for all to see,” Duffuor said at a press conference.
“Taking part in such would be akin to knowingly drinking from a poisoned calabash,” he added. Despite defeats in 2016 and 2020 elections by incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo, the former Ghanaian leader is eyeing a return to the Jubilee House – the seat of government.