Over 17 million Ghanaians will today, Monday, December 7, 2020, vote in the presidential and parliamentary elections.
The voters will decide whether to retain the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) or return the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The incumbent President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is facing competition from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama who served as Ghana’s President from 2012 to 2016.
10 other candidates including three women and an independent candidate are contesting the race for the presidency.
Voting will take place in 38,622 polling stations in the 275 constituencies across the country.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has assured that declaration of results will be done 24 hours after the polls.
The other candidates are, Brigitte Akosua Dzogbenuku – flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Hassan Ayariga of the All People’s Congress (APC), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), David Asibi Ayindenaba Apasera of the People’s National Convention (PNC), among others.
Five of the 17 nominees who submitted their nomination forms with the hope of contesting in the polls were disqualified by the EC.
The five included two independent presidential nominees – Kofi Koranteng and Marricke Kofi Gane, and three political party-sponsored nominees; Akwasi Addae Odike of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Kwasi Busumbru of the People’s Action Party (PAP), and Nana Agyenim Boateng of the United Front Party (UFP).