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General News of Monday, 29 December 2008

Source: GNA

Mills takes a 52% lead in Officially Declared Results

Accra, Dec. 29, GNA - Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, Presidential Candidate of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has bagged 4,065,883 valid votes representing 52.10 percent of 200 Constituencies officially declared by the Electoral Commission on Monday.

The Presidential Candidate of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo polled 3,737,855 votes representing 47.90 percent. The results indicate that Prof. Mills leads in seven regions - Western region with 366,092 votes against 362,280 votes by Nana Akufo Addo; Central region, 337,533 votes for Prof Mills whilst Nana Akufo Addo had 285,945 votes.

Prof Mills leads also in the Greater Accra region with 890,293 votes against 767,428 votes by Nana Akufo Addo; Volta region, Prof Mills polled 630,899 votes, Nana Akufo Addo 102,173 votes; Northern region, Prof Mills had 485,345 votes as against 297,922 votes for Nana Akufo Addo. Prof Mills also won Upper East Region with 223,994 votes against Nana Akufo Addo's 117,477 votes and in the Upper West Region, Prof Mills had 66,014 votes as against 31,378 votes obtained by Nana Akufo-Addo. Nana Akufo-Addo won three regions; Ashanti with 927,441 votes against 364,041 votes by Prof Mills; Eastern Region, Nana Akufo-Addo had 484,856 votes against Prof. Mills 355,509 votes and Brong Ahafo Region, 360,755 votes against 346,163 votes for Prof Mills.

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