Politics Election Region
At Juaben Court 1 and 2 polling stations in the
Ejisu-Juaben constituency, voting came to a standstill for about
20 minutes when rumours broke that a suspected NDC agent was
using a taxi to distribute acid ostensibly to spoil some of the
At the Besease D/A primary 1, 80 out of the 852
people had cast their votes as at 0740 hours when the GNA
visited the station.
Fifty-five voters including a 100-year-old man, Opanin
Kwabena Asare, had cast their votes as at 0745 hours at the
Besease primary 2, polling station.
At the Fumesua Ahenfie polling station, 72 out of 205
people had voted as at 0815 hours while 143 out of 787 had
voted at Juaben Zongo Presby polling station as at 0905 hours.
At the Ejisu Court polling station, 80 people out 1,202
voters had cast their votes as at 0800 hours. Voting was generally
peaceful in all the polling stations.
In the Suame Constituency, though most of polling
stations visited did not have long queues, voters trickled in to
exercise their franchise peacefully.
At most of the stations, about one quarter of registered
voters had already cast their votes as at 0900 hours when the
However some confusion erupted at the Nurom annex
polling station when NDC polling agents not satisfied with where
they had been positioned, insisted to move to a certain angle to
have a full and clear view of the voting process.
The presiding officer who felt that position could
hamper easy voting declined to give in to the request which
angered the polling agents but the swift intervention by security
men defused the tension.
Politics Election Regions 7 Bolgatanga
Voter turn-out at Bolgatanga has been generally low with the
long queues that characterized the general election of December 7
However, in some polling stations in Bolgatanga, Bongo,
Zebilla and Bawku, a good number of voters turned out earlier to
cast their ballot, and this could be seen in the number of persons
who had voted as at the time the GNA visited those centres.
At the Bukere Primary 'A' polling station in Bolgatanga
Central, 285 people had voted as at 09.25 hours, out of 996
At ZAMSTECH Secondary 'A' Polling Station, 90 people had
cast their ballots as at 0827 hours out of 835 registered voters.
At Adabase Primary 'A' polling station, there were 579 voters
on the register out of which 108 had cast their ballots as at 08.35
hours. At Nawongo 'B' polling station, the total number of
registered voters was 642, out of which 62 had voted as at 0810
At Soe Residential Area 'A' polling station, there were 702
registered voters of which 178 persons had voted as at 0915
At Sabongari Central Mosque 'A' polling station in Bawku
Central Constituency, 360 people had voted as at 1006 hours out
of 940 registered voters. At the Home Science Centre 'A' polling
station in the same constituency, 305 people had voted as at 0947
hours while 246 persons had cast their votes at the North Natinga
'A' polling station as at 0956 hours.
At Aramkoliga polling station in the Zebilla Constituency, 100
voters had cast their ballots as at 0830 hours with 121 persons
voting at the Zebilla Senior High polling station as at 0914 hours.
At the Old District Assembly polling station, 156 people had cast
their ballots as at 0946 hours.
At the Anafobisi Primary polling station in the Bongo
constituency, there were 415 voters on the register, out of which
110 had exercised their franchise as at 0858 hours. At the Old
Catholic Mission polling station also in Bongo, 141 persons had
voted as at 08.50 hours out of 733 registered voters.
At the Bongo District Assembly Hall polling station, there
were 839 registered voters out of which 107 had cast their ballots
as at 0812 hours.
Presiding officers the GNA spoke to at all the polling centres
visited said voting had taken off smoothly at 0700 hours, with all
the essential voting material in place. Party agents and security
personnel were also present at all the centres.
Reasons given for the low turn out included the fact that a
majority of the electorate in the region do not take a keen interest
in the presidential poll as they did in the Parliamentary one.
At Dawu in the Eastern Region, voting started at exactly 0700
hours in seven polling stations in the Okere Constituency.
At about 0830 when the Ghana News Agency visited the
Methodist Polling Station, 52 people have cast their votes out of
a total voter population of 202.
Again at the Methodist Junior High School, 22 out of 89
registered voters had cast their votes as at 0930 hours, whilst at
the Presbyterian Junior High School at Abiriw around the same
time, 93 votes were recorded out of 293 registered voters.
The Anyakote Polling Station at Awukugua Electoral Area
recorded 33 votes out of 202 registered voters as at 0915 hours.
The Presiding Officer at Dawu Electoral Area, Mr Bernard
Hoyle told the GNA that all voting materials arrived on time and
that they had not encountered any difficulty as at that time.