The Director of Elections of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, says the party has reliable information which exposes the Electoral Commission’s (EC) agenda to attempt to hastily declare the results of the 2020 presidential elections 24 hours after the polls.
According to the NDC, the EC’s agenda is that, the EC is conniving with some elements to hastily declare results and then lockdown the country thereafter.
Already, the largest opposition party in the country tipped to win the majority of the parliamentary seats, had cautioned the EC against the hasty declaration of election results. It is proper that as returning officer for the Presidential Elections, Jean Mensa should take her time to certify results from all 275 constituencies before declaration of results.
“Information available to us suggests that the EC is conniving with some elements to hastily declare results and then lock-down the country thereafter”, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah revealed at a press conference today, December 3, 2020, at the party’s headquarters.
He further quizzed, “Can the EC confirm or deny that it has outsourced the collation of results to one KINGSFORD BOATENG who works with Vodafone. If this is true, the EC should advise itself and rescind that decision IMMEDIATELY as this is unconstitutional.”
“We wish to serve notice that we shall not accept the declaration of inaccurate results. With many Ghanaians supporting us, we shall employ all legitimate means to ensure that the EC declares only accurate results. The NDC will not consider going to court as option.
“We are however happy that in addition to our own collation system, many independent organizations such as the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) and various media houses will also be collating results which will serve as a check on the EC.”
By Adnan Adams Mohammed