Pregnant woman defies labour pain to vote as delay mars Ghana election 2020
London, Dec. 7, 2020 (AltAfrica)-A 40-year-old pregnant woman with just a few hours to her delivery has defied all odds to partake in the ongoing presidential and parliamentary elections.
The expectant mother cast her ballot at the Kofi Gya in the Suhum constituency.
Speaking to GhanaWeb’s reporter in the Eastern Region, the woman revealed that, she did not want to lose the opportunity to show her appreciation to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo by voting for the New Patriotic Party’s flagbearer.
When asked why she decided to pass through the polling station before delivering her baby, she replied “I came to vote due to the good works of Nana Addo, I am well pleased with his achievement and I hope my child will also benefit… as I am talking to you, I am experiencing pains but I know God will grant me a safe delivery.”
Though the election is reportedly peaceful so far, but most media reports revealed delay in voting occasioned by multiple problems ranging from missing names on voting register, technical issues and late arrival of voting materials
Some electorates in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency have threatened to forfeit their rights to vote if the electoral process delays any further.
For instance, voting was delayed at some polling centres in some constituencies across the country following the late arrival of voting materials.
The voting process at the Association International School polling Station A and B in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency have stalled as voting materials arrived late.
The process which was expected to commence at 7:00 am had still not started at 7:40 am due to the delay.
The presiding officer at the polling station has, however, not given communication regarding the delay and the way forward.
Electorates at the commonwealth hall polling station have also expressed frustration at the late start in the voting exercise. However, they are bent on voting should the set-up delay further
Voting was also delayed at the Kwabenya Mususku Pentecost Church due to the technical hitches on the side of the Electoral Commission officials.
The delay has thus caused the voters to register their anger as most of them visited the centre as early as 1.a.m.
As at 7:50 am, voting has still not started and voters were left in a long queue frustrated.
Asawase: Validation stamp delays voting process
Voting has delayed at the Baba Congo Polling station in the Asawase Constituency in the Ashanti Region.
According to the EC official at the polling station, the validation stamp will come before they begin the election which was supposed to start at exactly 7 am.
However, other electoral materials have arrived and have been prepared and ready for the voting process.
Meanwhile, voters have been in queues since dawn to cast their ballot.
Asawase is one of the seats occupied by the National Democratic Congress in the Ashanti Region. However, the current Executives of the New Patriotic Party are looking at snatching the seat which has been for the NDC for a very long time.
The security guard could not find his name in the Bole Bamboi Constituency register where the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama ,voted on Monday, December 7.
John Dramani Mahama was not happy with the development asked the Electoral Commission to sit sup
According to Mahama, he registered in the constituency with his security guard and even checked their names during the voter exhibition exercise.
“One of my security guards, I registered here with him and during the exhibition we checked his name. We got here today and his name is not there and so I don’t know if it is a generalized problem but it is too early to make an assessment. We are waiting to find out what the presiding officer will say. We hope that they can rectify this. These are some of the little things that we kept complaining about,” John Dramani Mahama told the media.