In a statement by the director of the Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, Idayat Hassan, which was released on Monday, said that the group has deployed its staff to monitor the December 7, 2016 presidential election in Ghana.
Mrs Hassan said that CDD is one of the 400 international observers accredited to observe the election.
“Ghana has been envied for its atypical quality of elections and democracy in Africa. The Centre’s election observation mission is to assess the conduct of the forthcoming elections against international standards,” said Ms. Hassan.
“In particular, CDD will observe how rules and regulations that govern as well as practices that characterize the conduct of the election comply with standards established in the ECOWAS Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance and AU Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance”.
According to reports, the Ghana, Presidential election will hold on Wednesday. The main candidates in the poll are the incumbent president, John Mahama, 58, of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Nana Akufo-Addo, 72, the candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
It was also reported that power shortages and double-digit inflation are some of the topical issues in the election.
Written by Okolo Ezinne