By Papisdaff Abdullah
Former president John Mahama has recorded a landslide victory in the just ended National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential primaries.
At the end of the presidential primaries for Ghana’s largest opposition party, Mahama polled a whopping 213,443 votes representing 95.24% of the total votes cast to beat the six other contestants to lead the largest opposition party in the 2020 general elections.
A former vice chancellor of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi, came in a distant second with 3399 votes representing 1.5% of total votes cast and was followed by second deputy speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin who had 2313 votes representing 1% of the total votes.
Another candisate, Goosie Tanoh obtained 2038 votes (0.9%), Sylvester Mensah, who served as CEO of the National Health Insurance Authourity (NHIA) polled a paltry 932 votes with former Trade Minister Ekow Spio-Garbrah garnering 1457 votes representing 0.65%.
Nurudeen Iddrisu came last with 519 votes representing 0.23% of the total votes cast.
Total valid votes cast were 224101 representing 99.20% of votes cast with rejected ballots standing at 1797 (0.79%).
The losing contestants have called Mahama to concede defeat.