Ghana News Agency reported on December 6 that Ghana’s National Election Security Working Group deployed a total of 62,794 security personnel in 16 provinces of the country to ensure the safety and order of the polling points of the Ghana general election on December 7.
The National Election Security Working Group is composed of members of the Ghanaian Police, the Ghanaian Army, the Fire Department, the Immigration Bureau, the Customs Department, the National Intelligence Agency and the Prison Administration.
On December 7, Ghana will hold quadrennial presidential elections and parliamentary elections. A total of 12 candidates participated in the election, which is the largest number of candidates in Ghana’s electoral history.
Popular candidates include the current president, the ruling party’s New Patriotic Party candidate Akufo-Ado and former president, the largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress Party candidate. In addition, 914 parliamentary candidates will compete for 275 seats in Congress.
It is expected that on the 7th, more than 17.02 million registered Ghanaian voters will go to 38,622 polling stations in 275 electoral districts across the country to vote. Voting lasted from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on that day.
The results of the first round of voting are expected to be released on the evening of the 8th local time. Under Ghanaian law, if no candidate in the first ballot gets more than 50% of the vote, the two candidates with the highest votes will enter the second round of voting.