A voter in the Banda constituency in the Bono Region has been excused from voting.
This is because the voter’s temperature exceeded the average 37 degree Celsius to 47 when his temperature was taken by the presiding officer at the Esruba Fawoman polling centre and has been excused from voting for a while.
His body temperature is currently being monitored and he remains hopeful of casting his ballot.
“When my temperature was taken and was told to hold on for a while, I was disappointed,” the voter said.
“I really don’t know what’s wrong with me that made my body temperature went up that high. I’m praying that all will be well then I vote. I will wait till 5 pm.
Ahead of today’s election, Chairperson for the Electoral Commission Jean Mensa maintained that all Covid-19 protocols will be observed during polls.
The EC boss addressing a press conference to explain their preparedness said they will ensure stringent Covid protocols are observed.
“Our officers are ready to ensure a smooth voting process, materials have been distributed, these materials include Covid materials, stringent Covid-19 protocols will be put in place and observed. As a commission, we expect a 100% turn out and we are confident the outcome will be peaceful, credible and orderly. As a commission, we have put in place all measures for a successful election. Although we are prepared the victory comes from God.
A total of 17,027,655 registered voters are expected to cast their ballot at about 33,367 polling stations across the country to elect a President and 275 Members of Parliament to steer the affairs of the country for the next four years.
In all, 12 candidates are on the ballots seeking to be elected as President of Ghana.
They are; Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (NPP), John Dramani Mahama (NDC), Christian Kwabena Andrews (GUM), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet (CPP), Akua Donkor (GFP), Henry Herbert Lartey (GCPP), Hassan Ayariga (APC), Percival Kofi Akpaloo (LPG), David Asibi Ayindenaba Apasera (PNC), Brigitte Akosua Dzogbenuku (PPP), Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings (NDP) and Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker, (Independent Candidate).