Former President John Dramani Mahama has walloped two of his contenders in the main opposition National Democratic Congress’ flag bearer election in their own backyard.
In the Krowor Constituency of the Greater Accra Region, home of Prof Joshua Alabi, who once represented that area as MP, Mr Mahama had 921 while Prof Alabi managed just 165 votes.
The other candidates had the following: Goosie Tanoh – 13, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah – 4, Alban Bagbin – 2, Nurudeen Iddrisu – 1 and Sylvester Mensah – 0.
Total ballots cast in Krowor was 1,107. Only one ballot was rejected.
In the La Dadekotopon Constituency, home of Mmr Mensah, who is also a former MP of the area, Mr Mahama, once again took the lead with 1,134 votes while Mr Mensah could only manage 108.
The other candidates polled the following results: Joshua Alabi – 50, Goosie Tanoh – 9, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah – 7, Alabi Bagbin – 7, and Nurudeen Iddrisu – 4.
Total votes cast in in La Dadekotopon was 1,319. Three ballots were rejected.
In almost all the provisional constituency results declared so far, Mr Mahama took the lead, except in Mr Bagbin’s Nadowli Kaleo Constituency where the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament beat the former president by 16 votes.
Even before the Electoral Commission officially declares the results of the polls, former President John Dramani Mahama is in a comfortable lead with results trickling in from across the country.
With results from 205 Constituencies collated, Mr. John Mahama’s camp say their candidate has won 93.2% of the votes cast.
The six other contenders; Alban Bagbin, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Prof. Joshua Alabi, Sylvester Mensah, Goosie Tanoh and businessman, Alhaji Nurideen Iddrisu could not match the huge popularity of Mr. Mahama in the opposition party.
Many had tipped Prof. Alabi as the likely person to cause an upstage but his performance per the provisional results, suggest a pale shadow of the huge efforts he put into running his campaign prior to the elections.
Meanwhile former President Mahama during time of casting his vote revealed that, the party will remain united irrespective of who wins the flagbearership race.
Mahama who spoke to journalists after casting his vote in the Bole constituency said there will be no division after a winner is declared.
Making reference to the aftermath of previous presidential primaries the party held, John Mahama indicated that there is no cause for alarm as all the candidates will ultimately work in the interest of the party after the election.