President Mahama votes in Bole

President John Mahama spiced up otherwise apathetic district assembly elections held across the country today when he cast his vote in his hometown Bole.

The elections throughout the country experienced low turnout. But the President found time to travel from Accra to the Northern region to participate in the national exercise.

The elections which closed at 5pm Tuesday were characterised by violence, assault and demonstrations in some parts of the country.

Over 18,000 candidates contested in the district assembly elections made up of 1,102 females and 17,783 males.
A total of 43,585 candidates contested the Unit Committees Elections, comprising 12,000 female candidates and 31,585 male candidates.