Ghana’s main opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo is the likely winner of the 2016 presidential elections held on December 7.
Multiple media outfits led by professional election callers, the Multimedia Group, have projected a win for Mr Akufo-Addo and his party with less than 70 constituency results yet to be announced, mostly from the NPP’s strongholds – Ashanti and Eastern regions.
The NPP was projected to have won the elections with 53.00% as against the 45.15% polled so far by incumbent president John Mahama.
Even though the Electoral Commission mandated to declare the winner of presidential elections in Ghana has yet to declare the president-elect more than 36 hours after close of polls, many believe the status quo will remain the same.
Five of the other presidential candidates, we understand, have already conceded and congratulated Mr Akufo-Addo for taking a commanding lead. They are Dr. Edward Mahama-PNC, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom-PPP, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings-NDP, Ivor Greenstreet-CPP and Independent Candidate, Jacob Osei Yeboah.
Meanwhile, the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) is still holding on to claims that their candidate John Mahama is in a ‘comfortable lead’, hoping to get the EC to annul some results from the Ashanti region where claims of over voting are being made.