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Why Should We Wait For The EU To Rate Our Elections Before We Know We Did Well? Gyampo

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A Senior Lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ransford Gyampo, has asked why the Electoral Commission of Ghana and the entire populace wait on the assessment from the EU before we know our elections were conducted almost flawlessly.

“We have the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), which has observed elections from 1992 up till now. We have other civil society organizations and academics who also go to the grassroots to do some of these observations and provide scientific evidence-based reports,” he stated he told Benjamin Akakpo on Prime Morning, on Joy Prime.

This was after the Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, in charge of General Services, Dr Bossman Asare said revealed in a recent press conference that election observers, both local and international, also praised the EC and described the elections as transparent, credible and highly successful.

“It is not a wonder that the internationally recognized EU International Observer Mission, which has a track record of elections observation, scored the 2020 elections 95%,” he said.

Beyond that, he observed that despite the pockets of violence and irregularities that were recorded, the 2020 election was largely event-free, with voters spending few minutes to cast their ballots.

“But the point must also be made that they could not maintain the needed relational competence that they had to build with all the political actors. And so, they went into the processes with some people not too clear, particularly the opposition still raising eyebrows and all that.”

“It makes it difficult for me to admit that this was the most fabulous election that was held. My take will be to score them 51%,” he added.

SOURCE: www.Ghgossip.com

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