The Electoral Commission has addressed the media on its inability to declare the December 2020 Presidential election results.
In a press statement addressed by the Electoral Commission’s chairperson Mrs. Jean Mensa around 12:30am on Wednesday, 9th December, 2020 revealed that, a total of 14 regional results were received by the commission with 78% certified.
According to the Electoral Commission, Rainfall among many factors on election day delayed collation of some results.
The Electoral Commission urges the Public to remain calm as it prepares to declare the 2020 Presidential Results.
“This comes to inform the General Public that the Commission is still receiving
results from the Regional Collation Centres. Currently, the Commission has
received fourteen (14) results from the Regional Collation Centres with two
Outstanding. The Commission is working with Agents of Political Parties at the National Collation Centre at the Head Office of the Commission.”
According to the Agents are receviewing all results, prior to certification by the Chairperson of the Commission who is the Returning Officer for the Presidential Election. The Commission urges the General Public to remain calm. The Commission intends to post all certfied presidential results on its website.
“The Commission apologizes for its inability to declare the Presidential Results
at 5:00pm as planned. We however wish to assure the Public that the process
of collating results has been transparent, fair and participatory. It has involved
Political Party Agents at all levels; at the Polling Station, Consttuency Collation
Centre’s, Regional Collation Centre’s and the National Collation Centre.” The statement reads.
“At the time of issuing this release, two representatives each of the Political
Parties, including representatives of the NDC are at the Commission, working
with the Commission’s staff at the National Collation Centre. The process is
going on well.”
“We wish to assure the public, that contrary to speculations being put out by
sections of the public, the process has been seamless and collaborative.”
“The Commission will declare the election as soon as it receives results from the remaining two Regional Collation Centres. Meanwhile the Commission has released results for seven (7) regions on its social media platforms.”
Below is the press statement presented by the Commission.