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General News of Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Source: GhanaWeb/Joy News

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After vigorous and hectic campaigning characterised by accusations and counter accusations by the contesting political parties in this year’s election, Ghanaians will today have the opportunity to either renew the mandate of President Mahama or elect a new leader.

About 15.8 million Ghanaians are expected to vote at 29,000 polling stations across the country to elect a President and 275 parliamentarians.

There are seven presidential candidates contesting for the elections, including President John Dramani Mahama of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and Dr. Edward Nasigri Mahama of the People’s National Convention (PNC).

The rest are Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and Jacob Osei Yeboah, an Independent Candidate.