The Electoral Commission (EC) has reiterated its commitment to declare the results of the 2020 polls 24 hours after voting.
This was made known by the Chairperson of the Commission, Mrs. Jean Mensa on Sunday, December 6, 2020.
Madam Mensa insisted that the results the Commission would declare would be a true reflection of the will of Ghanaians.
According to her, the Commission’s target is possible to achieve due to the efficient systems it has put in place.
“In our bid to reduce tension and suspicions around the elections and to promote efficiency in our work, we plan to declare the final results within 24 hours. This may seem ambitious for some and some have also expressed concerns about the accuracy of results declared just 24-hours after the elections. On behalf of the Commission, I wish to assure you that the declared results would be the true reflection of the will of the people as documented on the pink sheets.”
“The only aspects of our work that has changed is the efficiency we have put in our work, and we are confident that with the total commitment of our people, we will witness the timely delivery of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary results.”
Meanwhile, Madam Jean Mensa has urged political parties to desist from prematurely declaring election results.
She said with the EC’s plans to declare the certified results within record time, all stakeholders including political parties must be patient for the commission to do its work.
“By law, the Electoral Commission is the only body or institution clothed with power and authority to declare presidential and parliamentary results. I, therefore, caution all stakeholders particularly political parties to desist from declaring results.”
“We have indicated our intention to declare the final certified results in a timely manner, and we will do so with God being our helper. We, therefore, called on all our stakeholders to remain patient and leave the Electoral Commission to perform its functions,” she said.”