EC reviews Christmas, New Year holiday notice; senior staff to stay on

EC reviews Christmas, New Year holiday notice; senior staff to stay on

- The EC has made revisions to its holidays notice sent out to staff earlier this week

- According to the latest update, senior staff will stay back and work as confusion over the outcome of the 2020 polls rages on

- This follows protest against the decision by the general public

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has reviewed its Christmas and New Year holidays notice after massive public outcry.

The commission led by Jean Mensa announced on Monday, 21, 2020 that it would go on break starting today, Wednesday, 23, 2020.

The general public, including the major opposition in the country, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and CSOs expressed outrage over the commission’s decision to go on a break amid nationwide protest over the outcome of the 2020 polls.

The commission has reviewed its initial notice. According to the latest one, the senior leadership of the commission and some key operational staff would continue to work during the break.

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In other news, ten presidential candidates in the just-ended elections are set to hold a crunch meeting with President Nana Akufo-Addo and John Dramani Mahama.

The meeting was said to have been necessitated by the pockets of post-electoral violence and vandalism witnessed across the country since the declaration of the outcome of the polls.

The presidential candidates are from nine political parties with the tenth being independent flagbearer, Asiedu Walker.

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Ghanaians on Monday, December 7, 2020, went to the polls to elect a new president and some 275 Members of Parliament.

Over 13 million voters took part in the exercise that re-elected incumbent, President Nana Akufo-Addo, for another four-year term.

Also, in a separate development, daughter of the renowned musician Mama Esther and granddaughter of popular Prophet Frederick Kwaku Amfo of the Church of Pentecost, Fredericka Amfo Boakye-Duah, has passed out as a lawyer at age 24.

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Information obtained by YEN.com.gh from Fredericka indicates that after failing to enter the Ghana School of Law on the first try, she went on to offer her services to the nation at Tamale Legal Aid without friends and family.

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