NDC Primaries: Bagbin concedes defeat; congratulate Mahama
Earlier, five of the seven presidential aspirants in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) primaries conceded defeat ahead of the official declaration of the results.
The five, Prof. Joshua Alabi, Ewkow Spio-Gabrah, Sylvester Mensah, Nurudeen Iddrisu, Goosie Tanoh and businessman Alhaji Nurideen Iddrisu called former President John Mahama, who has emerged victorious following provisional figures declared by the electoral commission, to congratulate him.
The current to add up to the list is long serving parliamentary candidate Mr Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin. In an interview on Citi Fm, The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament said:
“I have called to congratulate Mahama on his win, we further discussed future prospects of the party ahead of the 2020 general elections.I have conceded defeat on a good note”
According to him, tho he is a very disappointed man as it stands now, he is convinced of a win for the National Democratic Congress.
John Mahama at the end of the NDC’s primaries on Saturday polled an overwhelming 213,443 votes representing 95.24% of the total valid votes cast with the other six contenders managing with about 4%.
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A former Vice-Chancellor of University of Professional Studies; Accra (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi came second with 3,399 votes representing 1.516% of the total valid votes cast.
The Second Deputy Speaker and Member of Parliament for Nadowli/Kaleo, Mr Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin, despite a spirited campaign polled 2313 votes representing 1.032% of the total votes cast, placing third.
Goosie Tanoh, founder of the Reformed Party, a breakaway from the NDC came fourth with 2038 votes respectively representing 0.909%.
The former Trades and Industry Minister in the Mahama government, Ekwow Spio Garbrah received 1457 votes which represent 0.650% of the total votes.
Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Sylvester Mensah and businessman secured 932 of valid votes cast representing o.415 percent.
A businessman, Nurudeen Iddrisu placed seventh with a paltry 519 votes representing 0.231%.