“Be Calm” – Electoral Commission Asks Ghanaians To Be Calm Ahead Of Releasing Final Presidential Results

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The Electoral Commission has promised Ghanaians that it will in no time declare the final results of the 2020 presidential elections after putting together all the of the figures.

This follows calls by public figures and the biggest opposition party, National Democratic Congress in the lateness in the arrival of certified election to the EC’s Regional Collation Centres and subsequently to the National Collation Centre in its head office.

Earlier the National Communications Director of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi had questioned why a single result hasn’t arrived at the National Collation Centre. He questioned why constituency results were being declared at election centres and yet none arrive at the EC’s regional offices”

Below is the full statement:

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ELECTORAL COMMISSION GHANA
TRANSPARENCY. FAIRNESS. INTEGRITY
PRESS RELEASE
8’h December 2020
COLLATION OF ELECTION RESULTS PROCEEDING SMOOTHLY ACROSS THE COUNTRY
The Electoral Commission informs the General Public that the process of collating election results at all the Constituency and Regional Collation Centres is currently ongoing in the presence of Political Party agents.

The Commission’s staff and field officials are working round the clock to ensure that the collated results are accurate and a true reflection of the will of the people of Ghana who turned out in their numbers to vote on 7°’ December 2020.

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This time around, the Commission, at its National Collation Centre in Accra is only receiving collated Presidential election results from 16 regions as opposed to results from 275 constituencies as has been the case in the past. As such, we urge the Public and Stakeholders to remain calm and patient. The Commission will release all the certified results as soon as they are received.

The Commission reminds the public that it remains the sole and legally mandated body to declare Presidential elections results in Ghana. As such, Candidates, their supporters, the media and public are urged to desist from declaring Presidential election results as this is in contravention of the law and a threat to the peace and stability of the nation.
ELECTORAL COMMISSION

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