PRESS STATEMENT: RESOLVING THE POLITICAL CONTROVERSY OVER THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL AND PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS RESULTS: VIOLENCE IS NOT AN OPTION
RESOLVING THE POLITICAL CONTROVERSY OVER THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL AND PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS RESULTS: VIOLENCE IS NOT AN OPTION
The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) and the Civic Forum Initiative (CFI) wish to commend Ghanaians for the high turnout and the orderly manner in which the electorate exercised their franchise on December 7. We further wish to commend the Electoral Commission and the political parties for their role in delivering relatively peaceful election. We however observed with growing concern that both the presidential and parliamentary elections results have stoked partisan controversy with both sides claiming victory.
The disputed results have raised questions about the credibility of the outcome of the elections which can only be resolved in a court of law. Accordingly, we urge the aggrieved parties to resort to the court system to deal with the disputed aspects of the results instead of resorting to violence. The public has the right to know the truth about any discrepancies relating to the results because this election was the best opportunity for the electorate to exercise their sovereign right.
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