- Ghanaians would be going to the polls to elect both the parliamentary and presidential candidates in 18 days
- Electoral Commission said it is working hard to ensure that results of the polls are declared within 24 hours
- All things being equal all results should be declared by close of December 8, 2020
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In 18 days, Ghanaians would be going to the polls to elect both the parliamentary and presidential candidates.
As expected, Ghanaians would be eager to knw results from various constituencies and strongholds but the declaration and confirmation of the results by the EC is always the icing on the cake.
In view of this, the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) has stated that it is working around the clock in order to ensure that the results of the December general elections would be made known to the general public within 24 hours.
According to a report filed by 3 news, the Director of Electoral Services at the EC, Dr. Serebour Quaicoe, said all things being equal, the Commission wants all results declared by close of December 8, 2020.
He made this known while speaking at a national dialogue on electoral violence held at the instance of Youth Bridge Foundation in collaboration with the EC.
If this is done as promised, this will be the first time in the history of Ghana for results to be declared this fast.
In the previous election which was conducted in 2016, the then chairperson of the electoral commission, Charlotte Osei, left a lot of people in suspense in the declaration of the results.
Her delay in announcing the results made a lot of people anxious as they did not know if the tables had turned despite the collated results from the various constituencies and strong rooms.
Most people believed that her delay in announcing the final results was because she wanted to rig the 2016 elections in favor of the National Democratic Congress'(NDC's) candidate, John Dramani Mahama.
Ghanaians had this preconceived idea that because Mahama appointed Charlotte Osei to occupy that position in 2015, she was going to d the bidding of the NDC.
In other news, celebrity endorsements in any field seems to go a long way for the brand being put on the spotlight since these celebrities have a lot of followers.
In this case, it is not brands being endorsed but rather political parties being endorsed by various actors and actresses.
Latest to join the great elephant party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), is Ghanaian actor, TooSweet Annan.
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