The US government has stated it has no favourite as Ghana heads to the polls on December 7 to elect a new president.
According to the US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, they have an open door policy towards all parties contesting in the 2016 elections.
Three political parties – the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Convention People’s Party (CPP) including an independent candidate Jacob Osei Yeboah – have been cleared by the Electoral Commission to contest the polls.
Thirteen others have been disqualified for breaching some of the regulations.
Speaking to Radio Ghana, Ambassador Jackson said his government “enjoys very good relations with all parties in the country” and appealed to all the presidential hopefuls to accept the verdict of the people.
He is confident Ghana will hold another successful election.
The December polls will be the seventh under the Fourth Republic and will be the second time incumbent Mahama and three-time NPP presidential candidate Akufo-Addo will be facing off. A win for Mahama will grant him a second term, but a loss will make him the first one-term President under the Fourth Republic. A defeat for Nana Addo will make him the longest serving opposition leader under the current constitution.