The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) says its collated results in the just ended election is consistent with that of the Electoral Commission (EC).
CODEO made this known in a detailed report about the election.
CODEO employed the Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology to observe the 2020 presidential election, just as it did in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
The PVT methodology is a reliable tool available to independent and non-partisan citizens’ election observer groups around the world for verifying the accuracy of official presidential elections results.
“Given that the official result announced by the Electoral Commission for each candidate falls within their respective PVT estimated confidence ranges, CODEO can confidently confirm that its PVT estimates are consistent with the official presidential election results,”
Giving details on how elections fared across the country, CODEO indicated that the two main parties- the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had party agents at over 99% of polling stations during the election.
“Observers also reported that the two main parties (NDC and NPP) had party agents at over 99% of polling stations,” the statement added.
It advised contestants in the presidential election “to place confidence in the official presidential results as declared by the Electoral Commission.”
“We encourage any party or candidate with issues about the presidential results to peacefully resolve these through proper legal and procedural channels. CODEO appeals to Ghanaians to remain calm, law-abiding and allow the systems to work.”
Meanwhile the Electoral Commission, EC has clarified the disparities in the presidential election results percentages declared on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
In a statement, the EC acknowledged that the Chairperson, Mrs Jean Mensa “inadvertently used 13,433,573 as the total valid votes cast.”
“The total valid votes cast is 13,119,460. This does not change the percentages stated for each candidate and the declaration made by the Chairperson,” the EC said in the statement issued Thursday morning, December 10, 2020.
The EC has since provided a summary of the 2020 presidential election results without the Techiman South consituency.