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General News of Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Source: Class FM

God must smile on NPP – Bawumia

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said he is praying that God smiles on the New Patriotic Party and its flag bearer Nana Akufo-Addo in the ongoing general elections.

Shortly after casting his ballot in Walewale, the running mate to Mr Akufo-Addo told journalists: “I expect that the will of the people will prevail at the end of the day. We should have a transparent, a free and fair election; that’s my expectation and I think that with the cooperation of all the stakeholders, this exercise will end up being peaceful, and I hope and pray that God smiles on the NPP and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the expression of the will of the people.”

Dr Bawumia has also urged Ghanaians to go out and vote peacefully as the country elects a new president and members of parliament for the next four years.

“The wait is over. Please go out and vote peacefully,” Dr Bawumia tweeted on voting day Wednesday 7 December. Dr Bawumia will become the vice president of Ghana should Mr Akufo-Addo win the election.

Voting started at exactly 7am in some polling centres in the 275 constituencies across Ghana while some began after the stipulated time.

Scores of voters queued up at dawn in anticipation of voting early.

Some voters were seen in queues as early as midnight. Some of them were also holding queue spots for their family members.

There are seven main candidates in the presidential race including President John Mahama of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), who is seeking re-election for a second and final four-year term.

His main contender in the race is Nana Akufo-Addo, who is having a third go at the presidency.

The rest are former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Ivor Greenstreet of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Dr Edward Mahama of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), and independent candidate Jacob Osei Yeboah.

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