Mahama projected to win with huge margin

Electoral Commission (EC)-certified results from one of the 275 constituencies across the country taking part in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential primaries show former President John Mahama winning with a huge margin.

Final results from the Bodi Constituency in the Western Region, where polls have closed at least five hours before official closing time, see the former President beating his six challengers by at least 600 votes.

Mr Mahama polled a total of 608 delegates’ votes.

Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin polled 5 votes; Ekwow Spio-Garbrah polled 4 votes; Prof. Joshua Alabi polled 9 votes; Sylvester Mensah polled 3 votes; Goosie Tanoh 7 votes and businessman, Alhaji Nurideen Iddrisu polled 2 votes.

Total votes cast was 641 with three ballots rejected, representing 95% turnout.

Steady progress

Ongoing presidential primaries of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Saturday, is progressing steadily.

Joy News’ correspondents spread across the country say delegates are casting their ballots peacefully.

In Eastern Region, former Minister of Communication, Dr Edward Omane Boamah was among some 700 delegates who cast their vote at New Juaben North constituency.

“The voting process has been peaceful since it started at 7 am,” reports Eastern Region Correspondent, Kofi Siaw.

Speaking to journalists after casting his vote, Dr Omane Boamah was confident his former boss, John Mahama will emerge victorious, explaining his victory will rejuvenate the party’s base ahead of the 2020 polls.

At Kwesimintsim constituency in the Western Region, a total of 577 delegates are expected to vote as at 9 am, 60 delegates have cast their ballots, reports Ina-Thalia Quansah.

“There was the issue of some people’s names appearing twice but they have been told to hold on for further direction before they are allowed to vote,” Ina-Thalia reports, Saturday.

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