With 56 days to the much awaited presidential and parliamentary elections, we continue to see and hear how heated up political parties are just to win the votes of the Ghanaian electorate. In doing so, our election season is expected to experience some major events that can, in a way, influence how this year's elections turn out to become.
1. Almighty presidential debates
This year's presidential debates will be preceded by a heated presidential debate among the presidential candidates and running mates. The debate is expected to see all candidates battle it out on matters of economics, national security and foreign policy.
2. Legal suits against electoral commission (EC)
Following the disqualification of some presidential candidates by the Electoral commission, efforts are being made to force the EC boss to retract her decision. The Progressive People's Party (PPP) has threatened to seek a court redress following the disqualification of their flagbearer, Paa Kwesi Nduom. So does Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings of the National Democratic Party (NDP).
3. Very heated political campaigns
With the NDC, NPP and CPP given an official nod to contest the 2016 elections by the Electoral Commission (EC), we should be expecting a massive and heated campaign ahead of the December 7 elections. We have seen the two major parties (NDC and NPP) do their best in laying their ideas across to voters. Ghana's third political force, the Convention People's Party (CPP) is also expected to do same.
4. Tightening of security
An election is never secure without the input of national security. Ghana's security detail continues to do its best in ensuring that peace is maintained before, during and after the presidential and parliamentary election. With barely 56 days to the election, we should see more police recruitment as the police map out the hot spots in the country ahead of December 7.
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