With less than 24 hours to the December 7, 2016 general elections, the news media was dominated by the following headlines.
The Daily Graphic carries the headline “Retain NDC to consolidate gains – Prez Mahama”. According to the paper thousands of National Democratic Congress (NDC) faithful yesterday turned up at Accra Sports Stadium for their last rally, at which President John Dramani Mahama said the December 7 general election was a choice between consolidating the gains his government has made over the years and a stagnation of Ghana’s prospects without the guarantee of success. Addressing the supporters at the event to round off the party’s campaign for the 2016 general elections, President Mahama asked the electorate to retain the NDC to continue to keep the country in safe hands to safeguard its future.
The Chronicle also has the headline “NPP not ready to rule”. According to the story President John Dramani Mahama has charged Ghanaians to give up the temptation of voting against the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the upcoming election, because the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has not demonstrated any assurance of hope to deserve their vote. According to him, his administration had chalked an enviable record in infrastructural development, which ought to be completed, hence the need to be given the nod to situate the country at its proper place.
“Ash Police Dismiss Report Of Thumb-Printed Ballots” is the headline in the Ghanaian Times. The premises of Ashanti Regional Police Commander was yesterday plunged into “turmoil’ as some youth messed up there following allegation that thumb-printed ballot papers were found in Kumasi. Police had taken possession of some three bags stuffed with materials reported to be thumb-printed at the Madison Hotel at TUC in Kumasi yesterday.
We conclude today’s newspaper review with the headline in Today “PPP ready to govern” the paper reports that the Elmina chapel square in Elmina in the central region was the center of attraction when the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) yesterday held its final rally ahead of tomorrow’s general elections. PPP supporters and sympathizers including some stalwarts of the party, National chairman, Nii Allotey Brew-Hammond, Policy Analyst, Kofi Asamoah- Siaw, Central chairman, Mike Eghan Jnr., Wife of the flabbearer, Mrs. Yvonne Nduom, among others were in attendance. The venue was filled beyond its capacity to the extent that some supporters were compelled to occupy the Dutch Cemetery Street and the Methodist Church Area including a Taxi rank close by. Clad in their red and white apparel, the arty supporters and sympathizers could not hold up their excitement and joy when the arty flag bearer Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom arrived at the ground.