The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs. Charlotte Osei, has commended the various stakeholders in the election for comporting themselves during the voting process.
She said the stakeholders, especially the political parties contesting the elections, were very supportive and created no challenges for the commission.
“We thank the political parties for their support. We are very proud. Even when there were challenges, we were able to resolve it amicably,” she said.
The EC Chair said this at a press briefing at the headquarters of the EC a few hours after the close of the election.
As at the time of the announcement, counting was ongoing at the various polling stations, with collation yet to begin.
The election took place in 29,000 polling stations in 274 constituencies across the country. Voters at the Jaman North are expected to cast their ballot today.
Over 14 million voters were supposed to elect a president from seven candidates. They are President John Mahama, Nana Akufo-Addo, Dr. Papa Kwasi Nduom, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, Dr. Edward Mahama and Joseph Osei Yeboah.
The electorate also voted to select 275 members to form the seventh Parliament which will be inaugurated on January 9 next year.
The electoral process was widely described by observers as impressive and incidence free.
The EC chair is expected to declare the final results today, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
By Yaw Kyei