Alexander Afram and Kafui Tsekpo

An electoral official tears a presidential ballot paper during the Presidential and parliamentary election, in Kibi, eastern Ghana, Dec. 7, 2016. [VOA]

Ghana’s national election in 2016 was hailed as a success. It was the seventh poll since the birth of the Fourth Republic in 1992. But according to the results, nearly 5 million voters did not turn up to cast their ballots. What accounted for this situation? Voter apathy or there was a problem with the voters roll?