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Elections take over Ghana's Twitter trends in knife-edge presidential race

Elections take over Ghana's Twitter trends in knife-edge presidential race

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Ghana unlike other African countries did not block social media or internet generally on the day of the elections. This comes despite the position by the police that if need be social media would be shut down.

The Electoral Commission (EC) and most media houses have employed the use of especially Twitter to relay information and to transmit results from across the country.

All 10 trends in Ghana as at Thursday afternoon (close to 24 hours after the polls) are election related. There are five hashtags and five political personalities trending for different reasons.

Some of the leading trends include #ghanadecides #EIBElectionsHUB, #GhElections, #FlexThatVote and #ElectionCommand.

The president (Mahama), the main opposition candidate (Nana) are in the trends at a time projections show a tight race. The Foreign Affairs chief who lost her parliamentary seats is also in the trends (Hanna Tetteh).

Koku Anyhidoho, a leading member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) is also in the trends after he addressed a counter press conference to opposition claims that they had won the polls.

The last politician in the trends is the Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, he is flagbearer of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP), he was the first opponent to openly congratulate the opposition candidate Akufo-Addo who is currently neck and neck with the incumbent John Dramani Mahama in the presidential race.

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