EC must go beyond passive press releases to address errors – CODEO
The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has advised the Electoral Commission (EC) to hold a public event to address computational errors which were detected in its initial declaration of the 2020 Presidential Election results.
According to CODEO, the EC’s “unfortunate” errors create room for doubt about the integrity of the presidential election results declared by the Commission on December 9, 2020, and other disputed parliamentary results.
CODEO in a press statement signed by its National Coordinator, Albert Arhin said it was not enough that the EC used a press release to clarify the errors a day after the initial declaration.
“CODEO is of the view that, given what is at stake, the EC must go beyond passive publication of a press release to hold a public event to address the underlying issues with respect to the computational errors identified, so as to allay any lingering concerns and doubts,” the statement said.
“In addition, the Coalition urges the EC to ensure that source documents signed by the political parties, which support the instrument of declaration, are consistent with the tally sheet for the collation of the national results for the presidential candidates”