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BOLE: Prez urges EC to rectfy problems dogging election
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President John Dramani Mahama on Friday asked election officials to rectify problems that are hindering the smooth voting in some polling centres in the country.
The president said his information was that these glitches were isolated, but added, whatever the problems are, they should be rectified to allow voters to exercise their franchise.
Speaking to journalists after voting in his home town of Bole in the Northern Region, he said he had also been informed that voting materials had been sent to polling stations and urged voters to return to vote.
“All in all, things are going well,” President Mahama said. “I urge them to exercise patience. Once they are in the queue at 5pm (1700 hours) they would be allowed to vote.”
The voting has been dogged by problems of late arrival of voting material, break down of the biometric verification machine and rejection of voters, especially the elderly, drawing the anger of voters.
The president said the Electoral Commission should give clear directives on the rejection of voters by the biometric verification machine.
Asked about whom he voted for, he said he voted for himself and said he would increase the number of votes he and his ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate would garner.
He said “today is a great day” and an opportunity for Ghana to confirm its credential as a nation that is developing its democracy.
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