2020 presidential election: EC extends time for declaration of final results

2020 presidential election: EC extends time for declaration of final results

- The EC has extended the intended timeline it set for itself to declare the presidential election

- According to the Commission, the extension would allow them to get accurate figures

- Prior to the election, the EC indicated that it was going to declare the results 24 hours after polls closed

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The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC), has indicated that it has extended the timeline for its declaration of the results of the just-ended 2020 presidential election.

According to a press release sighted by YEN.com.gh from the EC, the body indicated that it wanted to extend the earlier timeline to be able to get enough time to get accurate results from all collation centers.

The Commission said it was still collecting results from constituency and regional collation centers so as to declare a 100% accurate result.

2020 presidential election: EC extends time for declaration of final results
Jean Mensa
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In the press statement, the EC added that a new timeline was going to be announced to the general public in due course.

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The Electoral Commission entreated stakeholders and Ghanaians in general to be patient until the results are declared.

The statement went on to thank all Ghanaians who came out to vote in the December 7, 2020, presidential and parliamentary elections.

Earlier, the Jean Mensa-led EC told the general public that they were working around the clock to ensure that they declare the winner of the presidential election 24 hours after polls close.

There was earlier communication to the fact that everything was on course for the Commission to meet its earlier deadline but a few hitches have stalled the declaration.

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