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EC to declare presidential election results at 5pm

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

The Electoral Commission (EC) has indicated it will formally declare the 2020 presidential election results at 5pm.

The declaration would be done at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).

Meanwhile, in a press statement issued Tuesday morning [December 8, 2020], the EC has announced that the collation of results is proceeding smoothly across the country.

"The Electoral Commission informs the general public that the process of collating election result at all constituency and regional collation centres is currently ongoing in the presence of political party agents," the statement said.

"The Commission's staff and field officials are working round the clock to ensure that the collated results are accurate and a true reflection of the will of the people of Ghana who turned out in their numbers to vote on 7th December, 2020."

It reiterated that this time round, the Commission, at its National Collation Centre in Accra is only receiving collated Presidential election results from 16 regions as opposed to results from 275 constituencies as has been the case in the past.

"As such, we urge the Public and Stakeholders to remain calm and patient. The Commission will release all the certified results as soon as they are received."

"The Commission reminds the Public that it remains the sole and legally mandated body to declare Presidential elections results in Ghana. As such, Candidates, their supporters, the media and public are urged to desist from declaring Presidential election results as this is in contravention of the law and a threat to the peace and stability of the nation."

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