Several hundreds of anxious voters travelling to the various regions to cast their ballots have been left stranded at the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Party headquarters.
The voters, numbering about 300, have threatened not to cast their votes if the party officials failed to procure them buses within a reasonable time.
Many of them are said to be voting in the Volta, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Western, and Eastern regions, but as at 0800 hours, they were still hanging around the Party’s main compound at Adabraka.
They chanted: “No bus, no vote for Mahama?” “Why should the incumbent government treat us this way?”, as the Party’s security details struggled to maintain peace and order.
“I came here around 6 am, the party people told us to be here so they give us bus to go and vote, but now it is past 8 am and no bus, if I wait small and no bus come, I will go back home,” Peter Akpalu, a travelling voter told the Ghana News Agency.
“I am told about 200 buses left yesterday to various regions, I am going to Akwatia [Eastern Region], and some are going to Afram Plains, Volta, Western, Kumasi and Sunyani,” he added, “if the bus doesn’t come I will just go back home”.
Another traveller, who pleaded anonymity, said: “I came here around 4 am, I am going to the Volta Region, and as at now they [party officials] haven’t been able to find us a bus.”
According to the traveller, a bus had drove in wanting to take GH₡ 1,700 but the officials offered GH₡ 1,500, which the driver refused and drove off.