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General News of Monday, 28 November 2016

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Allow students to vote – Mahama orders SHS heads

President John Dramani Mahama has asked heads of various Senior High Schools to allow registered students to go and vote on Election Day.

According to President Mahama, no student must be disenfranchised during the December polls saying measures must be put in place to allow qualified students cast their vote.

The directive by the President comes on the back of fears that some registered students can be disenfranchise on Election Day.

The President gave the order when he opened the 22nd Community Day Senior High School in Dieaso in the Central region on Monday.

“I stand here and ask all headmasters of secondary schools, I know some of your students who are 18 years registered and are qualified to vote so please when the time is due for election, please allow them to go and vote.”

The President is currently in the Central region campaigning for a second term in office as Ghanaians head to the polls on December 7.

On Monday, pollster Ben Ephson predicted that the president will win the presidential election with 52.4 percent while New Patriotic Party’s Nana Akufo-Addo is expected to chalk 45.9% with the other parties claiming a meagre 1.7%.