Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) has said it’s confident of declaring results for the country’s 2020 presidential election today and comes amidst the failure of the electoral umpire to meet an earlier 24-hour deadline announced by Chairperson, Jean Mensa.
Deputy Chairman in-charge of Corporate Services, Eric Bossman while addressing journalists on Wednesday apologised for the delay and noted that the results will be declared with or without the total figures from some two remaining regions.
Giving more details, Bossman explained that the Commission has so far received collated results from 14 regions and is working with agents from the various political parties to accumulate the results from the two left.
These two regions, with 18 and 11 constituencies are said to be the cause of the delay, hence the resolution to go ahead without their full results.
“When the time comes for the Commission to declare and let’s say the one with 18 constituencies; 17 or 16 are ready, and the other one with about 11, 10 or let’s say 9 are ready, and we do the analysis and we realise that the remaining constituencies will not affect the outcome of the elections what it means is that we will go ahead and declare.
“And as a Commission, we will come back to revise the numbers once we have them available. This is a standard which is done during an election,” Bossman added.