Ghana votes for president to keep reputation for stability
Voters in Ghana lined up early in Ghana to cast their ballots in presidential and legislative elections likely to test the West African nation’s credentials as one of the most politically stable countries on the continent.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo 76, and the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Mahama 62, voted earlier today with their spouses. Few days ago, both of them signed a peace pact to ensure peace before, during, and after the elections which is currently going today December 7 elections.
There are 12 presidential candidates, including three women, with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, 76, of the New Patriotic Party and former president John Dramani Mahama, 62, of the National Democratic Congress forecast as the frontrunners.
President Nana Addo took his official page to post the message below
I just cast my ballot at the Rock of Ages Polling Station in Kyebi, in the Eastern Region, together with my beautiful Rebecca and my daughters.
As I indicated in my address to the nation on Sunday, using your God-given and constitutional rights costs nothing, but staying home can come at a very steep price. So, I am entreating all eligible voters to turn out in your numbers, cast your vote, and, thereby, exercise your sovereign right to the making of government in the country.