Post Election Reflections | The outcome and lessons learned from the Northern perspective

This year’s General Elections in Ghana has apparently been one of the interesting ones. With the robust increase in the use of social media, coupled with a lot of first-time voters added to the electoral register, many of those who do not usually observe electoral proceedings, were glued to their smartphones and TV screens.

The elections saw lots of surprises spring out from the votes. Unlike previous years, majority of the voters changed their trend of voting. In Tamale, for instance, many vote on the basis of the political flag. But this year was a different thing altogether.

In the past, voting on the basis of political symbols, had made many Parliamentary representatives lazy across the country. This year’s ‘skirt and blouse’ voting means the electorates are now understanding the purpose of elections.

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