European Union observers in the just ended Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Ghana have given pointers to how results were manipulated.
According to observers, results were not openly shown in 17 polling stations they noticed.
The observers however noted, “voting was led in a by and large quiet air and voting methodology were generally followed, including the biometric check of electors”.
“Furthermore, presiding officials seemed to have challenges completing the outcome structures. The polling station result structures were not openly shown in 17 polling stations in spite of the fact that party specialists got marked duplicate of the outcome structure in all cases,” the EU observers said in their 12-page report on the political race.
The report likewise lauded common society associations in the nation.
“Ghanaian common society has a solid presence and a leading part in electoral perception.
Homegrown perception is coordinated, dependable and very much saw by partners.
The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), an organization of 43 associations advocating for vote based institutional turn of events and basic liberties, drives the public perception exercises.
“CODEO, with help from the Center for Democratic Development (CDD Ghana), among others, conveyed around 4,000 observers on political decision day. CODEO gave writes about enlistment, campaigning and incidents, and set up an equal vote arrangement (PVT) work out. The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) conveyed approximately 700 observers”.
It additionally raised worries over the resemblance cycle in the surveys.
“Resemblance of results at the electorate level was seen in 35 voting demographic gathering habitats with huge numbers of them being visited more than once. Assemblage measure was less efficient and less straightforward regularly because of an absence of nitty gritty strategies, inadequate offices and overcrowding which now and again prompted specialists and observers not having an away from of the systems and the filling in of result structures.
“Instances of distress and strain were seen in Asawase, Sunyani West and Techiman South voting demographics. The results were ordered within the sight of gathering specialists and observers and key straightforwardness measures were clung to”.