Early voting has been held in Ghana ahead of key National elections on December 7 but there are concerns over the process.
Scores of Ghanaians including Journalists, persons from the security service, election officials and a number of people who will be working on election day on December 7,on Thursday queued to vote but the exercise went without challenges.
From missing names in the voters register to complete chaos of the process in some parts, it brought to the fore concerns of readiness for the main polls next week.
Some of the names presented for the Special voting had wrong ID numbers and could not be added – Samuel Tetteh [before SV] #GhElections— #GhElections (@Citi973) December 2, 2016
Ghana’s Electoral Commission has however, assured that the Thursday’s challenges would not repeat itself come the national one.
The Commission held an emergency meeting with all the political parties involved to assure them the challenges will be met head on, and said another round of Special Voting will be conducted on Sunday.
Despite the reassurance, there is little hope among the general voting populace that the EC’s promise of a hassle-free process on December 7, may not happen.
Ghanaians have been voting since 1992, in a democratic process that has been largely peaceful. The country has since 1992 had four presidents including the incumbent John Dramani Mahama