General News of Thu, 23 Aug 201812
Electoral Commission yet to gazette 2016 presidential results - Ofosu-Ampofo
The Director of Elections for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has expressed worry over the delay by the Electoral Commission to publish the full presidential results of the 2016 general elections on its website.
According to Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the delay by Electoral Commission to gazette the 2016 presidential results is making it difficult for the NDC to make proper analysis of the outcome of the general election after 18 months.
He added that the delay is also making it difficult for the NDC party to make assessment of the 2016 presidential result in regards to what the NDC had and what the Electoral commission compiled for the polling station.
“When you go to the (Electoral Commission’s) website the presidential result (of the 2016 presidential general election) from polling station to polling station has not been gazetted and as a political party we are worried. We are holding our results and they (Electoral Commission) are also holding their results even though we both went into the room”
“If you want to do proper analysis of the outcome of the elections you need to get a gazzetted presidential result to check it against what we (NDC) also had on the field. As we speak now the Electoral Commission is yet to gazette the presidential results almost 18 to 19 months into the elections,” he said.
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo added that students are unable to get comprehensive analysis during research due to the inaccessibility of the presidential results from the Electoral Commission.
He appealed to the Electoral Commission to expedite the process involved in the publication of the presidential results to ensure the right information are found on the Electoral Commission’s website.