CODEO urges EC to reflect on management processes of the 2020 election results

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has urged the Electoral Commission (EC) to reflect on the manner in which it managed the results of the 2020 election.

According to CODEO, this has become necessary in a perspective to deepen stakeholder trust and the confidence of the public in electoral outcomes.

In a report on the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election petition, CODEO advised the EC to gather the inputs of political parties, Civil Society
Organizations (CSOs), the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), security agencies, the National Media Communication (NMC), and the media.

The three-page report further called on the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh to keep the citizenry posted on the status of investigations into all incidents of electoral violence which occurred during the 2020 elections.

“CODEO reminds the IGP that he owes the Ghanaian public a duty to provide such information, which will go a long way to bolster public confidence in the
criminal justice system. Thus, it will be a huge disappointment if the IGP and the Police Service fail to live up to this expectation,” part of the report reads.

CODEO entreated the judiciary to expedite action on the various parliamentary election petitions that are pending before courts.

The Civil Society Organization further appealed to political parties “to remain calm and allow the legal processes to conclude”.

Full Report below

CODEO’s 2nd Post-Election Observation Statement

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