Election fever seems to have gripped voters in the Ashanti Region, as the day they have been looking forward to is finally here, Friday, when the Ghanaian electorates go to the polls to elect a president and parliamentary candidates for their constituencies.
This is the opportunity for all Ghanaians preparations to be part of the four-yearly thumb revolution to either endorse their sitting president and parliamentarians, or to appoint new ones.
Eight candidates are vying to occupy the mint-fresh Jubilee House seat of the Ghanaian Presidency, while there are a total of 1,199 vying for the 275 parliamentary seats.
Though the atmosphere seems calm, the air is filled with party songs, as party vehicles blast music while party colours, in the form of posters, billboards and flags, meet people everywhere.
It looks like Friday’s election is between the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP), and that voters would vote as to whether they go in for free SHS education by Nana Akufo-Addo (68), or wait till the next 20 years, as proposed by President John Mahama (54) when the NDC would be adequately ready for free SHS education.
President John Mahama has been NDC president since July 2012 when John Atta Mills died suddenly in July.