Voters head to polls in Ghana’s elections


Accra – Polling stations have opened in Ghana as voters elect a new president and 275 members of parliament.

President Nana Akufo-Addo is seeking re-election for a second term and faces a challenge from the former President John Mahama.

This is Ghana’s eighth election since the return of multiparty democracy in 1992.

Polls opened at 07:00 and are expected to close at 17:00. More than 17 million Ghanaians are eligible to vote in the elections.

Covid-19 protocols are expected to be strictly enforced. Those not wearing face masks will not be allowed to vote. People have also been advised to return home after casting their ballots.

Ghana has had five presidents since 1992 and three hand-overs of power. It is considered as one of the most democratic countries in West Africa.


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