Election 2020: Policeman dies on polling station duty

Election 2020: Policeman dies on polling station duty

- A policeman has died while on election duty in the Ahafo region

- The policeman died at the Hwidiem Government Hospital

- He was a detective with the CID in Accra

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A policeman, Constable Kwarteng Abebrese Nantwi, has collapsed to death while on duty at a polling station.

Constable Nantwi, said to be a detective of the Police Criminal Investigations Department Headquarters Operations in Accra, died at Hwidiem in the Asutifi South constituency in the Ahafo region.

According to a reported YEN.com.gh sighted on Adomonline, the deceased fell sick prior to election day, Monday, December 7, 2020.

He was treated at the Hwidiem Government Hospital and was discharged later.

Nantwi fell unconscious on duty and was rushed back to the facility where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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Election 2020: Policeman dies on polling station duty
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Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo has cast his vote in the 2020 elections at the Rock of Ages School polling station around 10:00 am.

The president was accompanied by his wife, First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

Earlier, the vice president and running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr Mahamadu Bawumia 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.

In a related development, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, NDC, John Dramani Mahama has cast his vote at Bole in the Upper East region.

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After casting his votes, he was surrounded by some residents at the centre, chanting and cheering the 'Mahama afa' mantra, indicating he had won the polls in advance.

Speaking to the media after casting his votes, he noted how effective the COVID-19 protocols put in place were.

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