With the 7th December 2016 presidential elections just days away, the race is expected to come down to the wire as the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its candidate John Dramani Mahama look set to face off against the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the perennial political contender, Nana Akufo-Addo. While a cross section of the population appears to be taking no interest, and are ostensibly taking the nation’s established democracy for granted, others have taken extreme interest in the leadership battle.

Since the re-establishment of democracy in 1993, Ghana has developed a strong multi-party system, strictly adhered to its two-term presidential limit, conducted five free and fair elections, and peacefully transferred power between parties. Boasting a highly participatory democracy, a strong and independent media, unimpeded rights to freedom of speech and association, civilian control of the military, and a strong rule of law, Ghana has become the envy of other states in the sub-region.