Rains, other challenges to blame for 24-hour results declaration fiasco – Jean Mensa

The Electoral Commission (EC) has regretted not being able to provide the electorate with the final presidential results of the 2020 polls within 24 hours as it had earlier assured.

It says the development was a result of rain and other monumental challenges that hindered processes at some collation centres in parts of the country.

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The Commission promised to declare the results on Tuesday, a day after polls closed nationwide.

Addressing the media, however, Electoral Commission Chairperson, Jean Mensa disclosed that its original plan hit a snag due to circumstances beyond her outfit’s control.

Rains, other challenges to blame for 24-hour results declaration fiasco – Jean Mensa
Rains, other challenges to blame for 24-hour results declaration fiasco – Jean Mensa

“We express our regret for our inability to declare the results at 5 pm on Tuesday as planned. The unexpected rains and some of the challenges we experienced at the collation centre made it difficult to declare the result as expected”, she explained.

But madam Mensa has assured Ghanaians it is “hoping that, in the early hours of today [Wednesday, December 9, 2020], we will receive two additional results and will thereafter be able to make the declaration today”, she added.

Source: Citinewsroom

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