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General News of Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Assembly polls: Akufo-Addo, Rebecca vote

President Akufo-Addo casting his vote


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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cast his ballot in the ongoing District Assembly and Unit Committee Elections.

It forms part of his civic responsibility towards promoting local governance. Together with his wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, they joined the electorates to cast their vote at the Rock of Ages polling station ‘B’ in Kyebi.

Mr. Akufo-Addo urged all citizens to ‘participate in the elections and help deepen democracy at the local government level.’
Meanwhile, Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has also joined the hundreds of electorates voting in districts across all 16 regions of Ghana.

Background

A total of 2,538 candidates are standing to be elected as Assemblymen and women at the District Level Elections (DLE) to be held today, Tuesday, December 17, 2019, in the Eastern Region.

Out of the number, 141 of them are females while 2,397 are males contesting.

At the unit level, a total of 4,783 candidates are contesting with 4,219 being males and 493 being females.

Meanwhile, a joint security force made up of 48,000 officers and other ranks have been deployed for today’s district and unit committee elections across the country.



The officers and the men were drawn from the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Immigration Service, the Ghana National Fire Service, the Ghana Prisons Service and the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).

Additionally, 1,500 policemen have been deployed from Accra to support those in the six new regions and the Ashanti.



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