EC prepares public for possible postponement of election

EC prepares public for possible postponement of election

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has come out to say the possibility of the November 7, 2016 election being pushed further could happen.

EC prepares public for possible postponement of election

Although the commission has brought the Election Day forward by one month from the customary December 7, the legislative arm of government only recently began deliberation on the process to validate the November 7 date.

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Critics, notably the opposition, have expressed doubts on the feasibility of the Election Date, blaming it on the tardiness of the electoral umpire.

The Electoral Commission has however failed to dispel doubts over the practicability of the date, rather, it has prepared Ghanaians for the contingency of reverting to the old date.

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The Director of Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission, Mr. Samuel Tetteh, at a press conference in Accra was undecided over the certainty of the new date.

"We are working towards 7th November, so that in the case 7th November goes through we can go by it. If not and it is December we can go by that. So both dates are possible but we are working towards the 7th November general elections," he said.

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