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Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has called on Ghanaians to be peaceful in the ongoing general elections.
Speaking after voting at the Kperiga D/A Primary School in the Walewale constituency of the North East region, Bawumia said: “This is a very important civic exercise which we must discharge in a peaceful manner.”
He added: “Ghana is the most peaceful country in West Africa, and we all have a responsibility to ensure that we vote peacefully, go home and wait for the EC to do its job of counting and declaring the results.”
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.
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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.
Ten other candidates are also in the race to be elected as president to manage the affairs of the country, with 275 single-member seats in parliament up for election as well.
Polls opened from 7 am and it will end at 5 pm in 38,622 polling stations in all the 275 constituencies nationwide.
The 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections will go down in Ghana's electoral history as the biggest slate of candidates since the country began democracy.
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