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General News of Friday, 7 October 2016

Source: ultimatefmonline.com

CODEO to deploy 7000 observers for December polls

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) said it will deploy about 7000 personnel across the country to monitor the upcoming polls.

The exercise, according to CODEO is to ensure that the December 7 elections are transparent and also give credibility to the whole process.

The co-chair of CODEO, Prof Miranda Greenstreet disclosed this at the Coalition’s opening of a training workshop for 500 regional representatives in Accra Thursday.

“We want them to understand a free, fair and transparent election process and we also want them to observe things that are done at all the various levels,” Prof. Miranda told the media at the sidelines of the training workshop held in the capital.

Ghana’s elections[Presidential and Parliamentary]are up in barely 62 days.

The campaign activities for all parties contesting the crucial polls on December 7, have intensified within the dying minutes of the 2016 general elections.

The largest opposition NPP is soliciting massive votes from electorates as it is projecting itself as the only party capable of removing the NDC from power, while the governing party-NDC also remains focused seeking a re-election to continue its tenure for another four year term.

The presidential aspirants who have filed their nominations to contest the December 7 polls include; Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the NPP, John Dramani Mahama of the NDC, United Freedom Party represented by Akwesi Odike, United Freedom Party Agyenim Boateng, Hassan Ayariga APC, Kofi Akpaloo IPP, Akua Donkor of the GFP and Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings NDP.

The rest are Kwabena Adjei RDP, Papa Kwesi Nduom PPP, WO1 Richard Nixxon Tetteh UDSP, Dr. Henry Lartey GCPP, Ivor Greenstreet CPP, Edward Mahama PNC and Thomas Ward Brew DPP.

The two Independent Presidential candidates who also submitted their forms are Jacob Yaw Osei and Kwame Asiedu Walker.

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