Elections 2020: Protect the ballots – Akufo-Addo urges as early results favour him

Elections 2020: Protect the ballots – Akufo-Addo urges as early results favour him

- President Akufo-Addo has beseeched agents of the governing NPP across the country to protect the sanctity of the ballots

- The president’s call comes as early results appear to make the "four more to do more" campaign slogan of the NPP a reality

- Over 17 million Ghanaians were expected to vote in the election by the Electoral Commission

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has asked members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to be vigilant and protect the ballot boxes as counting begins in the just-ended general elections.

Ghanaian voters were at 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 were expected to take part in elections, having endured a challenging year due to the raging coronavirus.

In a Facebook almost two hours into counting, President Akufo-Addo urged the NPP fraternity to “remain vigilant at all stages of the counting process.”

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“Let us protect the ballot,” he declared.

Meanwhile, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) accused the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) of ballot stuffing in the general elections.

Addressing a news conference earlier today, the party’s director of elections, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, cited some constituencies in the Ashanti Region where he claimed the crime occurred.

He also mentioned other incidents in Circle in Accra and Bimbilla in Northern Ghana.

In an earlier YEN.com.gh report, First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, called on Ghanaians to vote massively for the president.

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In an adoring appeal to electorates, Rebecca expressed confidence in the future of Ghana under the stewardship of her husband.

According to her, Akufo-Addo had shown since taking oath office “the clearest vision” about the West African country.

Series of pre-election polls projected the president to win the race to the Jubilee House.

One of the polls said he would garner 56.6 percent of the valid votes cast while Mahama would manage 38.8 percent.

Meanwhile, The Ghana Police Service (GPS) began investigations into all allegations of crime and impropriety in elections.

In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, the service described the exercise as peaceful with voting resuming at places where the process was halted due to rainstorms.

The service further noted that security personnel had been sent to the Polling Stations where it observed the absence of security presence.

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