Controversy Erupts Over Drone Use in Ghana’s December Election

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Ghana has proposed the use of drones to prevent potential irregularities in December’s general election. However, the Electoral Commission has raised concerns, stating that such a move could contravene security protocols and jeopardize the confidentiality of the voting process.

Ghana, known for closely fought yet peaceful elections, is gearing up for a significant transition as President Nana Akufo-Addo steps down after completing his second term in office. With the presidential election expected to be a two-horse race between current Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the NDC’s John Mahama, tensions are high.

The NDC’s proposal to introduce drones aims to enhance election security and prevent potential irregularities. However, the Electoral Commission has expressed reservations, citing security concerns and the need to maintain the confidentiality of the voting process.

John Mahama, a former president who served between 2012 and 2017 and also the losing candidate in the 2020 election, is set to contest against Vice-President Bawumia. The upcoming election is anticipated to be closely watched, with both parties vying for victory.

As the debate over the use of drones intensifies, stakeholders are calling for dialogue and consensus to ensure a smooth and transparent electoral process in December. The outcome of these discussions will be crucial in shaping the dynamics of the upcoming election and maintaining Ghana’s reputation for democratic governance.

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