Nana Efua Ahimaa II, the Paramount Queen Mother of Sekondi Traditional Area, on Wednesday called on the electorate to maintain the peace and stability of the nation.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency at the Ahenfie Polling Station in the Sekondi Constituency, Nana Ahimaa, who had cast her ballot, said most valuable assets that Ghanaians, irrespective of political, religious and ethnic affiliation should always embrace is peace, unity, mutual understanding and co-operation.

As at 0800 hours the GNA visited the station, the environment was calm with security personnel present.

Mr Francis Rigglet, the Presiding Officer, said a total of 748 people were expected to vote adding that the exercise was progressing smoothly with all election materials provided on time.

At the 42/11 Polling Station there were long queues of voters waiting patiently to cast their ballots with security personnel, election observers and polling agents well represented.

Mr Stanley Kofi Ansah, the Presiding Officer, said the exercise had been peaceful and orderly and was expecting 722 voters to cast their ballot.

He said there were 10 transfer votes at the station but no proxy.

Mr Ben Brookman, the Presiding Officer of Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) Primary School Dankessim A, confirmed a smooth process at the station.

In all 108 parliamentary candidates comprising 100 males and eight females would contest in 26 constituencies in the Western Region with 1,579,749 registered voters expected to vote.

Source: GNA/NewsGhana.com.gh

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