Ghana Polls: Voters at Ablekuma West furious as voting delays at Shiabu 1 centre


Voters who had been queuing since late last night at the Shiabu 1 polling station in the Ablekuma West constituency in the Greater Accra Region so they could cast their ballot early, got infuriated on Monday, 7 December 2020 as polling materials did not arrive on schedule for the voting to start.

The visibly angry voters complained bitterly about why the voting materials had not arrived 30 minutes after 7 am, which is the time the polling was to have started.

One voter complained that some of them had been queuing since midnight and dawn and yet the voting had not started as of 7:34 am.

“We want them to explain to us why there is a delay but nobody is telling us anything”, he said.

Today, about 17,027,971 eligible Ghanaian voters are expected to cast their ballot, as part of the process of electing a new President and 275 new Members of Parliament for a fresh four-year mandate.