The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has said it will deploy about 7000 personnel across the country to monitor the upcoming polls.

The co-chair of CODEO, Prof Miranda Greenstreet made this known at the Coalition’s opening of a training workshop for 500 regional representatives in Accra on Thursday.

“We want them to understand a free, fair and transparent election process and we also want them to observe things that are done at all the various levels,” Prof. Miranda said.

As Ghana gears up for this year’s presidential and parliamentary elections, political parties have begun intensified their campaigns in their bid to canvass for more votes.

The presidential aspirants who have filed their nominations to contest the December 7 polls include; Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the NPP, John Dramani Mahama of the NDC, United Freedom Party represented by Akwesi Odike, United Freedom Party Agyenim Boateng, Hassan Ayariga APC, Kofi Akpaloo IPP, Akua Donkor of the GFP and Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings NDP.The rest are Kwabena Adjei RDP, Papa Kwesi Nduom PPP, WO1 Richard Nixxon Tetteh UDSP, Dr. Henry Lartey GCPP, Ivor Greenstreet CPP, Edward Mahama PNC and Thomas Ward Brew DPP.

The two Independent Presidential candidates who also submitted their forms are Jacob Yaw Osei and Kwame Asiedu Walker.