A sum of 34,858 ballots were rejected in the Presidential race of the 2020 General Election in the Ashanti Region, the Electoral Commission (EC), has affirmed.
The figure speaks to about 1.39 percent of the 2,502,149 all out votes cast in all the 47 electorates.
Mr Benjamin Bano-Bio, the Regional EC Director, addressing the media in Kumasi, said the absolute legitimate votes remained at 2,467,291 in the Presidential election in the Region, which was won by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The NPP had 1,795,824 votes, representing 71.77 percent of the absolute legitimate ballots cast while the main resistance, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), accumulated 653,149 votes, representing 26.1 percent.
The two biggest Ghanaian ideological groups had throughout the long term depended on votes in the Region, a conventional fortification of the NPP, to choose their destiny in the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.
In 2016, the then resistance, the NPP, accumulated over 1.6 million votes, representing 75.04 of the absolute legitimate ballots cast, while the incumbent NDC likewise had more than 513, 000 of the votes, representing 24 percent.
The current year’s Presidential guaranteed results, endorsed by all the contesting party specialists at the EC’s Regional Office in Kumasi, saw the Ghana Union Movement (GUM) getting 12, 564 of the votes.
The rest are Convention People’s Party (CPP), 1, 356, Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), 593, Ghana Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), 304, All People’s Congress (APC), 482, and Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), 712.
Others include People’s National Convention (PNC), 444, Progressive People’s Party (PPP), 435, National Democratic Party (NDP), 476, and Independent Candidate, 952.
Mr Bano-Bio praised the different ideological groups and security organizations for the capable way they behaved in the surveys.
He trusted the current year’s elections would further develop vote based system in the nation.