The Electoral Commission (EC) has published details of figures earned by the various presidential candidates in all the 16 regions on its website.
The published results show the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, secured more votes in the Ashanti Region than in the Volta Region, which is considered to be the party’s ‘world bank’.
While Mr Mahama polled 606,508 votes, against President Akufo-Addo’s 100,481, in the Volta Region, he polled a whopping 653,149 votes in the Ashanti Region.
This makes the Ashanti Region the region that provided the NDC candidate with the second highest number of votes in the December 7 general election after Greater Accra.
The Greater Accra Region provided the NDC flagbearer the highest number of votes (1,326,489).
The NPP, on the other hand, recorded its lowest number of votes in the Savannah Region, despite winning three out of the seven parliamentary seats in the region.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo polled 80,605 votes in the region, followed by the Volta Region where he polled 100,481 votes.
President Akufo-Addo however recorded the highest number of votes in the Ashanti Region, polling 1,795,824 votes. The President’s second highest number of votes came from the Greater Accra Region, where he polled 1,253,179, before the Eastern Region (752,061), which is also considered the stronghold of the NPP.
Meanwhile, the Assembly Press in Accra has gazetted the 2020 presidential election results declared by EC Chairperson, Jean Mensa, who was also the Returning Officer of the presidential election.
This gives legal backing to the results as declared by the EC Chairperson and paves way for any person or group of persons interested in contesting it to do so at the law court.
The Commission was mandated by Constitutional Instrument (CI) 127, Regulation 44, Sub-regulation 11, to gazette the results.
The gazette was done on December 10, 2020, a day after the declaration of the presidential results.
The gazette reads: “In the exercise of the power conferred on the Electoral Commission under Article 63 (9) of the 1992 Constitution, this instrument is hereby made.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential Candidate, having, in the Presidential Election held on the 7th of December, 2020, pursuant to Article 63 (3) of the Constitution, obtained more than fifty per cent of the total number of valid votes cast, is hereby declared the President-Elect of the Republic of Ghana.”