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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawase constituency, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak, has allowed his six-year-old daughter to thumbprint his ballots in the ongoing general elections.
“If you see her, she's only six years old, she doesn't even understand what's going on,” the minority chief whip told Accra-based Citi FM after casting his ballots
“I raised her thumb and did the thumb printing; it was virtually me doing it,” he added.
The legislator’s action was, however, met with scorn on social media with Ghanaians calling for his arrest.
Ghanaians are voting today [Monday], December 7, 2020, to elect a president and 275 legislators to represent them in parliament.
Over 17 million voters are expected to take part in the exercise having endured a challenging year due to the raging coronavirus pandemic.
The leading front runners in the polls are incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo of 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 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.”
In an earlier,YEN.com.gh report, one person was arrested in the Western region in relation to the ongoing general elections across the country.
The arrest, which happened at Whindo in the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality, followed attempts by some residents to stop electoral officers from accessing polling centres in the community, state-owned Daily Graphic reported.
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