President John Dramani Mahama has been endorsed to lead the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2016 general elections.
This was after he secured an overwhelming 1,199 118 ‘Yes’ votes representing 95.10 per cent from party members in a presidential primaries held on Saturday and Sunday.
The President went into the contest unopposed but had to be endorsed per the rules of the party.
Out of a total of 1, 286 728 party members who cast their votes, 61,836 voted ‘No’ in relation to President Mahama’s candidature in 265 out of 275 constituencies. The “No” votes represented 4.90 per cent of a total 1, 260 954 valid votes cast.
Rejected ballots representing 2 per cent were 25,774.
Mr Mahama is seeking a second term, having won the 2012 presidential elections.