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We will not accept cooked election results- Elvis Afriyie Ankrah

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The Director of Elections of the National Democratic Congress said the party will not accept the results of what he describes as ‘cooked’ election results.

This follows the Electoral Commission’s plans to declare the results of presidential elections in 24 hours.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra today, November 25, 2020, Mr Ankrah said “After the close of polls, the ballots are sorted and counted at every polling station and then signed by both the party agents and the Presiding Officer. When that is done, the results of the polling stations are now sent to the constituency collation centre for the collation of same in the constituency by the constituency’s Returning Officer. Before the Returning Officer can declare the results, the officer must see all the individual results from all the polling stations.”

“Therefore, before the Electoral Commission [Chair], who is the Returning Officer for the presidential election, declares the results, she must have received all the results from all the 275 constituencies, not the 16 regions, and certify that what she has is truly what happened with the signatures of all the political party agents. That is what happens and it is the proper time-tested system over the years. So, one does not just wake up and say that we will announce just any results in 24 hours just to set a record,” he added.

Source: Ghana Waves

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