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Electorate at Sessiman defy extreme heat to cast ballots


Voter turnout has so far been impressive at Sessiman in the Nkoranza South constituency in the Bono East Region as the electorate on Monday defied the ‘extreme atmospheric heat’ to exercise their franchise in the presidential and parliamentary elections.

During a visit by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) around 1230 hours, expectant voters were sighted in queues in the ‘scorching sun’ and waiting patiently to cast their ballots.

Touched by their condition, election officials at the Effah JHS polling station had to arrange for canopies to give them shade.

Mr. James Wycliff Adusei, the presiding officer, told the GNA in an interview that voter turnout had been impressive.

That notwithstanding, he said “the voters were complaining too much because of the heat and we had to arrange canopies to provide shelter, so that the scorching sun would not drive them away”.