All is set for the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections today in Ghana. Seven potential presidents wait on tenterhooks to see who gets the nod to the Flagstaff House.
The 15 million electorates will decide their fate when polls open 7am sharp and close at 5:00 prompt nationwide. In all the eligible voters are expected to throng the about 30,000 polling stations across the country to vote.
YEN.com.gh checks early in the morning around 4am indicate that some electorates have been queuing hours before polls start. A gentleman we spoke at the Ablekuma West constituency said he has been in the queue since 2am.
According to him, he is eager to cast his vote and wait for the outcome. Many other electorates have also queued with stones.
The commission said it had deployed a total of 148,000 election officials. A statement issued by the Electoral Commission also said 64,000 security personnel have also been deployed to provide security and maintain law and order at the various polling stations.
The Commission says it has also dispatched 70,709 Biometric Verification Devices and each polling station is expected to receive two of the devices to authenticate registered voters before they are cleared to vote.
The Commission said it has accredited over 12,000 local observers and more than 400 foreign observers for the election, which the Commission say will be a world-class standard.