- Voting is underway at the Nsawam Medium Security Prisons in the 2020 elections
- 2400 inmates out of 2933 are expected to cast their ballots at the close of the polls
- A video from the prison shows inmates in queues eagerly awaiting their turns to vote
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Voting is currently underway as Ghanaians got to the polls to elect a president and 275 parliamentarians today, December 7, 2020.
Just like all other eligible voters, all thousands of inmates at the Nsawam Medium Prison are casting their votes.
According to DDP Ernest Asante Adofo, Regional Commander and the commanding officer of the Nsawam Prison, about 2,400 out of the 2,933 inmates are going to cast their cast.
In an interview with Joy News TV monitored by YEN.com.gh, DDP Adofo disclosed that security arrangements have been made to ensure that all 2,400 who are eligible to vote exercise their franchise.
He disclosed that there are three pollings stations set up for the inmates to vote.
Michael Kyei who is the Presiding Officers of one of the polling stations disclosed that everything was going smoothly and peace so far adding that over 50 had cast their votes already.
Footage from the prison sighted by YEN.com.gh on Joy News TV shows inmates queue on seats and eagerly awaiting their turns to vote for their favourite candidates.
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This happens to be the second time ever inmates of prisons have been allowed to vote in any of Ghana's general elections allowed.
Meanwhile, the vice president and running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has cast his vote in the ongoing 2020 elections.
He joined the process to exercise his franchise at Kperiga D/A Primary School polling station in Walewale.
In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh, he was spotted together with other individuals going to cast his vote and subsequently going through the process to cast his vote.
Speaking to the media after casting his vote, he encouraged all Ghanaians to come out in their numbers to exercise their franchise.
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