Flagbearer aspirants of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) who contested in Saturday’s Presidential primaries have conceded defeat.
While some have placed a direct phone call to ex-President John Mahama who emerged the winner to concede defeat, others have issued a concession statement and have congratulated him.
Former President John Mahama walloped his contenders by securing 213,443 representing 95.24% of the total vote cast.
Out of the 276 constituencies (one polling center at the party headquarters), Alban Bagbin polled 2,313 votes representing 1.032%, Nurudeen Alhassan garnered 519, representing 0.231%, Sylvester Mensah had 932 votes representing 0.41%, Spio Garbrah polled 1,457 votes representing 0.65%.
“I have called to concede defeat and congratulate him[Mahama] and to assure him that we are together in this battle. I think it’s proper that also congratulate the delegates, throughout I’ve always said I don’t fear delegates, I respect delegates and whatever their decision will be I will abide by it. The turnout was massive and it was a show of commitment to the NDC party and the circumstances in the country.”