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General News of Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Source: GNA

EC certifies 211 Presidential results - NPP maintains lead

Accra, Dec. 9, GNA - The Presidential Candidate of New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo maintains his lead in the latest results the Electoral Commission (EC) made available to Ghana News Agency at 2231 hours, Tuesday December 9, 2008.

Nana Akufo-Addo has garnered 3,902,037 votes representing 49.34 per cent of the valid votes cast to maintain his lead in 211 constituencies, whose results the EC has certified.

Former Vice President John Evans Atta Mills, Presidential Candidate of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has bagged 3,777,812 votes representing 47.77 per cent. The total valid vote cast in the 211 certified constituencies' results is 7,908,829, whiles the total rejected vote is 185,549. The turnout is 64.9 per cent.

The Convention People's Party's Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom occupies a distance third spot with 108,967 votes representing 1.38 per cent. The People's National Convention's (PNC) Dr Edward Nasigrie Mahama is planted on the fourth spot with 64,042 votes, representing 0.81 per cent; Mr Emmanuel Ansah Antwi of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) is fifth with 24,302 votes, representing 0.31 per cent and Mr Kwesi Amoafo-Yeboah, Independent Presidential Candidate, occupies the sixth spot with 17,663 votes representing 0.22 per cent.

Mr Thomas Nuako Ward-Brew of the Democratic People's Party (DPP) occupies the seventh position with 7,670 votes, representing 0.10 per cent and Mr Kwabena Adjei of the Reformed Patriotic Democrats is eighth with 6,336 votes, representing 0.08 per cent. All the results in the Greater Accra, Volta and Upper East Regions have been released.

Ashanti Region has one out of the 39 constituencies' results outstanding. Northern and Eastern Regions have two each; Western Region has three; Brong Ahafo Region has four while the Upper West Region has six constituencies' results outstanding.

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