Anguish, disappointment at NDC HQ after Pulse projected NPP victory
Projected figures from Pulse.com.gh puts the NPP’s leader at 53.00 percent ahead of President Mahama, who is trailing by 45.15 percent.
Projected figures from Pulse.com.gh puts the NPP’s leader at 53.00 percent and President Mahama at 45.15 percent after collating results of 217 out of 275 constituencies.
The Electoral Commission is yet to declare certified results from the 275 constituencies but a parallel tabulation of the polling station results by the NPP shows Akufo-Addo leading with 53.37 percent.
The NDC headquarters is deserted with some party foot -soldiers lamenting bitterly about the loss of some key parliamentary seats such as Awutu Senya West, the home constituency of Foreign Minister Hanna Tetteh and Madina, the home constituency of Amadu Sorogo, chairman of the Fire Service Board.
Many cursed Ministers and MPs they suspect were against the re-election of President Mahama.
One supporter screamed in pain: "My father has worked for this party for over twenty years, he never benefited. Yet ministers were buying cars for their girlfriends."
The president, in an early morning tweet, sought to calm nerves following heightened tension amid speculation that his party is scheming with the commission to compromise the integrity of the election.
Supporters of Akufo-Addo kept vigil at his Nima residence, popularly referred to as Nima Flagstaff.
Some of the supporters said they came here to protect their leader and to celebrate with him after early polls show he is in the lead.
All presidential aspirants in the contest have called to congratulate Akufo-Addo, except John Mahama who in a tweet this morning said: “Let's allow EC to carry out its constitutional mandate. We'll make Ghana proud no matter outcome."
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