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NDC Race: Candidates concede defeat to Mahama

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%.

Mr Alban Bagbin in an interview with Kasapa FM as monitored by Naagyei FM, after the elections expressed his readiness to support ex-President Mahama wrestle power from the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) come 2020 election.

“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.”

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