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Election results will reflect will of the people – EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that the results of the presidential elections that it is going to be declared will reflect the will of the people.

The EC noted in a statement that it is still collating the results and further urged Ghanaians to exercise patience.

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“The Commission wishes to inform the general public that the process of collating election results at all the constituencies and regional collation centers is currently ongoing in the presence of political party agents,” it said.

According to the statement, the commission staff and field officials are working round the clock to ensure that the collated results are accurate and a true reflection of the will of the people of Ghana who turned out in their numbers to vote in the December elections.

“As such we urge the public and stakeholders to remain calm and patient. The Commission will release all the verified results as soon as they are received. The Commission reminds the public that it remains the sole legally mandated body to declare presidential election result in Ghana.

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“As such candidates, their supporters, the media and the public are urged to desist from declaring presidential results as this is in contravention of the law and the threat and peace and stability of the nation,” it said.

Meanwhile, ahead of the declaration of final result, the NPP has said that based on results collated by its strong room, they have won 137 seats against the NDC’s 132, with five disputed seats. They also claim the candidate, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has won the election by almost a million votes.

But the NDC said per their collation, they have won 141 seats in Parliament, given them a clear majority, adding that their candidate, John Mahama is in a clear lead and the trajectory shows he is on the way to becoming the next president of Ghana.

The EC promised to declare final result in 24 hours, which is a little over 2 hours from now, but pundits, including the NDC and some elections observers have doubts if the EC can achieve that novelty.

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