By law, it is the Electoral Commission that is the Returning Officer for the Presidential elections in Ghana. But it is not out of the ordinary to see the media, per their collated figures “project likely”winners.
Admittedly, Ghana has historically seen some incredibly tight elections, but it’s rare to see both the presidential and parliamentary race so close to the extent that even after 36 hours, who gets to occupy the highest office of the land and a majority in Parliament, is that difficult to know.
But the 2020 general elections is no ordinary one, considering this is the only occasion the country has frontliners who have tasted power before; one an incumbent and the other an ex-president.
So far, an incredible 50 Members of Parliament, most of them Ministers and Deputy Ministers have been kicked out. Additionally in more than 30 constituencies, Ghanaians engaged in split-ticket or skirt and blouse voting; a trend where a voter chooses the presidential candidate of one party and a parliamentary candidate of another party on the same ballot.
Per the election result projections conducted by peaceonline and with five (5) constituencies left to complete the 275 constituencies across Ghana, this authentic and reliable online portal projects the winner of this year’s Presidential elections.
Results based on 270 out of the 275 constituencies show His Excellency, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is currently leading by 561,654 votes.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has polled 6,579,032 votes representing 51.4% while the Presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and former President, John Dramani Mahama garnered 6,022,617 votes representing 47.1%.
The number of registered voters in the outstanding constituencies stands at 239,564.
Based on the above and considering the outstanding voter population, outstanding constituencies which we predict the outcome to split between the two Presidential candidates and should we even project 100 percent turnout in the outstanding constituencies for the candidate with the least votes, there is no way the trailing candidate, in this case the NDCs John Dramani can catch up; mathematically.