Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Ghana 2012 Elections in Pictures
After successfully covering Ghana elections 2012 under “Enabling Peaceful Transparent And Credible Elections In Ghana Using New Media Project”, African Elections Project (AEP) has launched Ghana Elections 2012 in pictures book which chronicles key memorable events and captivating moments that enlivened the otherwise calm country spanning the period before, during and after the elections. (Download the Book HERE)
Ghana Elections 2012 In Pictures takes readers through colourful snapshots right from the political campaign trails, tours and rallies of the various political parties, through activities on the actual voting day to the closing moments of the whole electoral exercise.
The spotlight is also shined on all the leading contenders in the 2012 Ghana elections. Some of the high profile politicians belonging to the various political parties were also captured exercising their ballots.
The official results by the Electoral Commission of Ghana, key facts and figures about the polls, Basic Regional Electoral Statistics, some parliamentary candidates, the work of the various stakeholders such as election observers, civil society organizations (CSOs), journalists, security agencies, and the electoral commission as well as front pages of newspapers coverage of the elections are also captured in this picture book.
The outcome of the 2012 Ghana presidential election which was contested in the Supreme Court of Ghana by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the subsequent ruling by the Supreme Court upholding the declaration of John Dramani Mahama by the electoral commission as the validly elected president is all documented by the book.
The Ghana Elections 2012 in Pictures is a good read, helping readers to instantly connect to fond memories that characterized the general elections – both humorous moments that relaxed the country and tense moments that filled the atmosphere with an uneasy sense of foreboding.
According to Jerry Sam, the Project Director of African Elections Project (AEP), “a picture says a thousand words, and the beautiful collection of pictures in this book is intended to summarily tell the story of the 2012 general elections in Ghana visually, and serve as reference document for happenings around the elections”.
African Elections Project (AEP), established in 2008 by the Penplusbytes Institute of ICT Journalism, is one of the continent’s most authoritative elections information centres, committed to particularly ensuring peaceful and successful elections on the African continent.
AEP has successfully covered elections in many African countries including Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Ghana and Togo. Other countries that the AEP has also successfully covered are Cote D’Ivoire, Niger, Mauritania, Malawi and Guinea. In 2010 The African Elections Project was selected as an innovative project during World Bank Innovation Fair held in South Africa.