Political parties have demonstrated their capacity and capability in this area throughout the last two by-elections as they have come to rely more and more on their own collation of results.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Kumawu announced their results last month before the official announcement by the Electoral Commission (EC).
Both parties established collation centers in Assi North, but the National Democratic Congress (NDC) gradually released data as polling station results came in from its center.
The NDC data show:
Just three hours after the voting closed, the NDC predicted that Jame Gyakye Quayson would win.
According to the NDC, the MP-elect received 17,205 votes, or 57.4% of all valid ballots cast.
According to their tallies, his primary opponent Charles Opoku of the NPP received 11,389 votes, or 42% of the valid ballots cast.
85 (0.28%) votes went to the Liberal Party of Ghana’s third candidate.
The EC issues a formal statement:
Gyakye Quayson was declared the victor after being sworn in as a member of parliament by the Ghanaian Electoral Commission.
According to the announcement made by the Electoral Commission, James Gyakye Quayson received a total of 17,245 votes, or 57.56% of the total votes cast.
Charles Opoku of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), who was his closest rival, received 12,630 votes, or 42.15 percent of the vote.
The Liberal Party of Ghana’s (LPG) Bernice Enyonam Sefenu received 87 votes, or 0.29% of the total cast.
The NDC’s collation was flawless, and the mechanism put in place was strong enough to produce polling station results on time, according to the data from both organizations.
Analysts caution that this is only for one constituency, but the parties must now concentrate on implementing a system to compile two levels of results by 2024: the national presidential election and the results of 275 parliamentary elections.
Assin North’s by-election details:
In Assin North, a by-election was held to fill the parliamentary seat that became vacant after a legal dispute regarding Quayson’s eligibility to occupy office due to dual citizenship issues.