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I got it wrong, I’m not God – Ben Ephson

Pollster Ben Ephson has admitted he got it wrong by predicting victory for President John Mahama and the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in this year’s elections. “You see, I take pride in the work I do and I thank Ghanaians for equaling my opinion polls to the word of God. I’m not God. If I’ve done five polls and ...

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Exercise restraint, Police Administration urges public

The Police Administration has called on the public, political parties and party sympathisers to exercise maximum restraint as the Electoral Commission goes through the laid-down process of declaring the results. Addressing a press conference in Accra, Commissioner of Police (COP) Christian Tetteh Yohuno, the Director General of Operations, Ghana Police Service, said there seemed to be rising tension in the ...

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Election 2016: It’s Akufo-Addo – EIB projection

The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo is in a pole position to be Ghana’s next president, according to results gathered by EIB’s Election Hub. The 72-year-old has so far garnered 4,612,870 votes representing 54.13% from 214 out of the 275 constituencies. Incumbent John Mahama is likely to go down in history as the first sitting president ...

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Let’s give EC more time – Akufo-Addo

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has called on all members of his party and Ghanaians in general to give ample time to the Electoral Commission (EC) to enable them do their work without blemish. According to him, the party is in pole position to win the elections given the results that have trickled ...

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US Ambassador visits Akufo-Addo amid election results delay

United States Ambassador to Ghana has visited flag-bearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo at his Nima residence in Accra, as the Electoral Commission gets ready to declare results of Wednesday’s general elections. Though details of the meeting are scanty, sources close to the NPP flag bearer say Mr Robert Porter Jackson and Akufo-Addo discussed matters bordering on Wednesday’s ...

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Let the people’s will prevail – Nduom to EC

Flag bearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has urged the Electoral Commission (EC) to “let the will of the people prevail” in connection with the presidential and parliamentary elections organised on Wednesday December 7. Dr Nduom, who has conceded defeat in the election and congratulated the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana ...

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Kwame Dzokoto fails to annex Tarkwa Nsuaem seat for NDC

Actor Seth Kwame Dzokoto has succumbed to defeat in the keenly contested parliamentary election in the Tarkwa Nsuaem constituency held on Wednesday. Kwame Dzokoto who stood on the ticket of the governing National Democratic Congress polled 24,044 votes. Though the popular TV personality had more votes than his presidential candidate John Mahama (23,379), it was not enough to beat his ...

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We will declare results in 72 hours – EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) will, within 72 hours, announce results of the 2016 presidential election, Eric Dzakpasu, the head of communications at the commission, has said. Mr Dzakpasu’s statement follows demands by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the immediate announcement of the results more than 15 hours after polls closed. “We are disturbed by the deliberate silence from ...

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Namoale loses La Dadekotopon seat

Nii Amassah Namole, the Member of Parliament (MP) for La Dadekotopon in the Greater Accra Region has failed in his quest to retain his seat in this year’s general elections after polling some 38,504 votes. He was beaten by Mr Vincent Sowah Odotei, former Chief Executive Officer of Accra Hearts of Oak football club who garnered 40,126 votes. Namoale becomes ...

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EC to review results to check over-voting

Election results from all the collation centres across the country will be reviewed, the Electoral Commission (EC) has revealed. The Commission says this to check reports of over-voting from certain polling stations. “It has come to the attention of the Commission that several possible instances of over voting have allegedly occurred at a number of polling stations. As a result ...

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