The Electoral Commission (EC) says it has gotten results from 14 out of the 16 locales, from the current year’s elections.
Out of the number got, the electoral management body says it has formally ensured the outcomes from seven regions.
Executive of the Commission, Mrs. Jean Mensa, at a media briefing at midnight on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, says she is looking forward to the outcomes from the two regions left before the last affirmation of the presidential results.
“As we speak, the Commission has received 14 out of the 16 regional results. We have the national collation center where we have had representatives of the various political parties since yesterday. As the results come in, the party representatives review them against what they themselves have received from the regions and once they are satisfied that the results that have come to us from the regions are a true reflection of what they have received, they then append their signatures to it before the results are brought to my attention. As Returning Officer of the 2020 presidential election, I then certify these results. Out of the 14 results received, we have certified seven up to date”, she noted.
Declaration on Wednesday
The results of the 2020 presidential elections are likely to be announced by the close of today, Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
EC further explained that there was the need to extend date due to the challenges and other technical issues that were recorded at some centres across the country.
“We express our regret for our inability to declare the results at 5 pm on Tuesday as planned. The unexpected rains and some of the challenges we experienced at the collation centre made it difficult to declare the result as expected. We are hoping that, in the early hours of today, we will receive two additional results and will thereafter be able to make the declaration today”, she said.