The National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) parliamentary candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, John Dumelo, has expressed disappointment in the voting process at the GIMPA polling Station 1.
He is, therefore, calling for the exercise to be halted there due to the lack of indelible ink.
“We do not have indelible ink here, and they are allowing the process to still continue which is wrong,” he lamented.
“I suggest that they stop the whole process and let them get the ink before they continue. The indelible ink is the surest way to know that one has voted or not. Are people doing over voting or what?” he added.
The Ghanaian actor and entrepreneur who is bent on winning the seat for the NDC is facing a stern competition from the incumbent MP, Lydia Seyram Alhassan.
Lydia Alhassan won by a landslide victory the by-election held in the area in 2019.
She won the poll by 12, 041 votes representing 68.30% with the closest contender, Delali Kwasi Brempong, the National Democratic Congress’ candidate polling 5, 341 votes representing 30.52%.
William Dowokpor of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and Clement Boadi of the Liberal Party of Ghana both managed a paltry 102 and 17 votes respectively.
The NDC pulled out of the election following pockets of violence recorded in parts of the constituency during the by-election.
The by-election was necessitated by the death of the MP for the area, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko.
Ghanaian voters head to the polls today [Monday], December 7, 2020, to cast their ballots to elect a president and 275 legislators to represent them in parliament.
Over 17 million voters are expected to take part in the December 7 election, having endured a challenging year due to the raging coronavirus pandemic.
The leading front runners in the 2020 polls are incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo, representing the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), and the presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama.
Meanwhile, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has voted in the ongoing 2020 elections.
He voted at the Kperiga D/A Primary School polling station in Walewale in the Northern Region.
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.
He mentioned that the COVID-19 protocols in place were very effective and efficient.
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