- A young man at the Shama Police Station in the Western Region has been arrested
- The man who is in his early 20s was spotted taking a shot of his ballot paper after voting
- Although the gentleman was allowed to complete the voting process, he was apprehended for the illegal act
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A gentleman in his 20s has been arrested by officials from the Ghana Police Service after casting his vote in the Western Region of Ghana.
According to a report on Citi TV monitored by YEN.com.gh, the incident occurred at the Shama Police Station in the early hours of the voting process.
It is indicated that everyone has the right to vote but it is such a sacred legal process that must be kept confidential to only the individual casting their ballot, hence the arrest.
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, independent presidential aspirant, Marricke Kofi Gane, has urged Ghanaians to step out massively and cast their votes on December 7, 2020.
In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the personal Facebook handle of the leader of the Gane4Ghana movement, Marricke said Ghanaians must do this even though they may not like any of the political figures on the ballot paper.
Gane explained that surely, one of the presidential candidates will win and rule Ghana for four years, so Ghanaians must take charge and choose which one will.
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