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Akufo-Addo to swear 2nd term oath in Parliament
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Akufo-Addo to swear 2nd term oath in Parliament

The President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will be sworn into office within the precincts of Parliament House before Parliament on January 7, 2021, and not at the usual venue for presidential inaugurations — the Independence Square. The move is in accordance with Article 57(3) of the 1992 Constitution and “international best practices”. The change in venue is also in response to a request made to the President by the leadership of Parliament in November this year that all subsequent swearing of Presidents into office be done in Parliament, in accordance with law. A Deputy Minister of Information, Mr Pius Enam Hadzide, made this known at a press conference to update the nation on the work of the Transition Team in Accra yesterday. Article 57(3) Article 57(3) of th...
EC disowns social media “gazetted” election results
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EC disowns social media “gazetted” election results

The Electoral Commission has branded as fake, documents doing the rounds on social media purporting to be copies of gazetted Election 2020 parliamentary results. The Commission per a statement issued Thursday evening urging the public to disregard the documents being shared on social media said its gazetted parliamentary results of the December 7, 2020 election results are available and obtainable at the Assembly Press in Accra. The statement said the document being mischievously shared on social media and purporting to be the gazetted results is not authentic but is being shared to mislead the public and discredit the Commission and should therefore be ignored. Source: Graphic.com.gh
Prof Gyampo: Electoral Commission destroying their carefully carved reputation
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Prof Gyampo: Electoral Commission destroying their carefully carved reputation

Jean Mensah, EC Chair It is my reasoned view and I insist that this particular Electoral Commission started well. It is however ending in a manner that subjects the Commission to needless public ridicule. Preparations towards voting and the voting itself were both transparent and seamless. But the subsequent activities following voting including collation of results, intransigent posturing and the unprecedented errors that have characterized virtually everything that has been done, makes the Commission a pale shadow of itself. It is baffling how the Commission wasn’t able to contextualize and nuance a simple letter of recess at a go, and at a time when its activities were under scrutiny. They got it wrong on the number of districts we have in Ghana in that release. The admissi...
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