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Election 2020: Akufo-Addo, Mahama, Ayariga vote

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and former President John Mahama have cast their ballots in the ongoing Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

The President, who is also flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party voted in his hometown, Kyebi in the Eastern Region, while John Mahama of the NDC voted in him hometown Bole in the Savannah Region.

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Both candidates say they are confident of victory by close of day.

Meanwhile, founder and flagbearer of All People’s Congress, Dr. Hassan Ayariga has also successfully cast his vote at the Tinsungo clinic polling station in the Upper East Region.

After voting, he expressed satisfaction in the voting process, but he is worried about the failure of the IGP to put security at that polling station.

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He also complained about the IGP not providing him (Ayariga) with security as a Presidential candidate.

Ghanaians are voting today Monday, December 7, 2020, to elect a President and 275 Parliamentarians.

Over 17 million voters are expected to take part in the exercise. The figure is  2 million more than the number of voters who voted in the previous election in 2016.

The electoral commission has said over 33,000 polling stations have been dedicated for the presidential and parliamentary polls.

The race is largely between the incumbent President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the NPP and former leader John Mahama of the NDC. Ten other presidential candidates are contesting in the polls.

Electoral materials have been dispatched to the various voting centres.

The Electoral Commission says it aims to declare results within 24hours.

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