10m register to vote in Ghana, as biometric registration ends
It is all over. Ghana’s biometric voter registration for December’s presidential and parliamentary elections came to a close on Sunday across the country, after months of wrangling over the newly introduced process.
Ghana’s Electoral Commission has said 10 million Ghanaians have so far registered to vote in the upcoming presidential polls, which will see incumbent President John Atta Mills seeking a second term.
As it was when he ran for his first term of office nearly four years ago, President Mills and his ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be competing against their main rival, Nana Akufo Addo and the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Although 10 million voters have been recorded so far, the total number of registered voters is expected to be well over this number, by the time the electoral commission adds the rest of the citizens who registered in the eleventh hour of the exercise in this African nation with a population of 24 million.
WADR’s Accra Correspondent Kofi Agyepong explains the ups and downs of the biometric registration process, which was marred by violence in this report.
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