- Professor Ransford Gyampo has praised the Electoral Commission for making the 2020 elections transparent
- According to him it is one of the best since 1992
- Prof Gyampo said after the registration exercise, the transparency with which they did everything was unprecedented
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Despite issues popping up related to the wrong figures and the suspicion of rigging and calculation of figures wrongly, the Electoral Commission has been lauded for good job done.
A senior lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo has praised the Electoral Commission for making the 2020 elections transparent.
He believes that the recently held election was devoid of any form of any electoral wrongs and that the Electoral Commission was open and honest with all parties involved in the electoral process.
Speaking on Net2 TV and filed by Ghanaweb, he said he was earlier against the compilation of a new voters’ register but he has been impressed with how the Electoral Commission went about the exercise amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The EC did well. Some of us our position was that it was needless to have a new voters register. We spoke against it but the Electoral Commission stood its ground and did it nicely,” he said.
Prof Gyampo said after the registration exercise, the transparency with which they did everything was unprecedented.
He mentioned that Ghana’s democracy is at a stage where such issues should be expected and that based on the progress made since 1992, he has no doubt the country will perfect its electoral system in the coming years.
Professor Gyampo also advised the NDC and all feuding parties in the elections to go to court and seek redress.
In other news, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) says no amount of “whining” can change President Nana Akufo-Addo’s victory in the just-ended general election.
The president garnered 51.302% of the valid votes cast to defeat the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama. Mahama collected 47.359% of the ballots.
Commenting on the developments since the declaration of the results, the general secretary of the NPP, John Boadu, said the president emphatically won the election.
The votes difference between the two candidates is 517, 231 with four percentage points, one of the highest since 1996.
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