Wednesday, May 12

All electoral materials for polling stations deployed-EC Chair

All electoral materials for elections at the various polling stations across the country have been deployed three days ahead of Monday’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa has said.

Speaking at the Presidential Elections Peace Pact currently ongoing in Accra, the commissioner said the EC has put in place all arrangments to ensure smooth conduct of the elections. 

So far, she said the commission has been transparent in all aspects of its work during the preparation stages ahead of Monday’s polls and is confident of a peaceful and credible elections. 

“We have made information readily available to the general public,” she said and noted that the Inter-party Advisory Committee (IPAC) has been meeting twice every month in the last quarter of the month to prepare for the election. 

Although there have been misunderstandings at IPAC meetings, she said there have been a general concensus on many of the issues discussed. 

Ms Mensa said it its last  meetings, the two major political parties agreed unanimously on the need for the election day to be designated as a national holiday and added that the gesture was very positive in the light of concensus building. 

“We are mindful of the fact that we re not in normal times. We have put in place stringent safety protocols to ensure the safety and security of all stakeholders at all the centers,”she said. 

The EC commissioner also announced plans by the commission to mount projectors and screens at collation centres to project results to minimize crowidng and prevent spread of virus. 

She said the EC, in its bid to reduce tension, has planned to declare the election within 24 hours and gave the assurance that the results would be a true reflection of the will of the people. 

“We are confident that with the commitment of our officials, we will witness timely delivery of accurate results for the election,” she said. 

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