The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has commended the uprightness of this year’s general elections.
CODEO observers presented electoral results based on the PVT observers received from 1,491 observers located in all the 275 constituencies in Ghana and the outcome of CODEO’s PVT observations results affirmed the final results set by EC declaring Nana Akuffo-Addo as president-elect.
Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Co-Chair of CODEO, Prof. Merinda Greenstreet stated with confidence that the results of the 2016 presidential polls declared by the Electoral Commission are the accurate reflection of how Ghanaians voted in the December 7 polls.
Accordingly, she advises the contestants in the presidential election, their supporters and the general public to place confidence in the official presidential election results as declared by the Electoral Commission.
Prof. Miranda Greenstreet further commended Ghanaians for the maturity shown by remaining calm and peaceful throughout the voting, counting and collating processes.
Prof. Greenstreet reiterated its earlier call for the need for the political parties, their leaders, and the entire political class to take adequate measures to bridge the political polarization that characterized the 2016 election campaign especially between the NDC and the NPP and to reduce the winner takes all tendencies in our politics.
CODEO commended, His Excellency, John Dramani Mahama, and all other contestants for the presidential elections for conceding defeat, and congratulating the president elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo for his victory.