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Voting takes off smoothly across Ghana

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Voting has started in earnest in 38,622 polling centres across Ghana as the country elects a President and 275 parliamentarians.

From Cape Coast in the Central Region, correspondent Shirley Asiedu-Addo reports that voting in the Cape Coast South constituency took off smoothly.

Voters are observing Covid-19 protocols and going through the process orderly.

At the Third Ridge Education Flat A polling station, 25 of the 407 voters expected to vote had already cast their votes. The presiding officer, Ms Victoria Nutefe Anku said the exercise had so far been without hitches.

Similarly, at the Third Ridge Education Flat B centre, the presiding officer, Mr Isaac Adjokatse said 40 out of the 405 expected voters had cast their votes as of 7.40 am while about six others were in the queue waiting to cast their votes.

Charles Benoni Okine reports from the Unity Church polling station at the Adenta SSNIT Flats in Accra that voting started at 7am on the dot with 396 expected to cast ballot. As at 7.28 am 21 had voted.

Voting also started peacefully at the Enmaculate Conception School at Nii Boiman in the Okaikwei North constituency, reports Gabriel Ahiabor.

From the Sakumono Complex polling station in the Tema West constituency, Bernard Neequaye reports that security officers have had a hectic time controlling voters eager to cast the ballot after polls opened at 7am.

Several of them were seen stampeding to the entrance and demanding to be allowed to vote but the security officers demanded that it was done on first come first served basis.

To control the crowds and ensure sanity, numbers were issued out to those who came early.

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