The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has entreated all political parties and Ghanaians to exercise restraint in their actions and words as they await the electoral results from the Electoral Commission
“The Commission entreats all political parties and the general public to be measured in their utterances and actions as well as exercise restraint and allow the Electoral Commission to perform its constitutional mandate of declaring the election results.”
The counting of ballots started yesterday, December 7, 2020, after the voting process ended at about 5 pm nationwide and is currently ongoing.
In a statement released by the NCCE, the commission expressed concern over the isolated reports of violence that happened in a few places.
Isolated reports of violence
Alleged shooting incident at the Step to Christ Polling Centre in the Awutu Senya-East
Constituency, where a journalist was injured.
Alleged shooting of a journalist at Ablekuma Central Constituency
Alleged shooting of a ballot box snatcher at Obrachire in the Awutu Senya West
Death of two and injuring of one person after an alleged shooting incident at the Modak
Hotel, Korley Wokon in the Odododiodio Constituency. Gunshots at the City Engineers
cluster of Polling stations also in the Odododiodioo Constituency.
Burning down of the Electoral Commission office in the Fomena Constituency.
They stated that: “the NCCE commends the Security Services for the efforts of maintaining law and order before, during, and after the close of polls. The NCCE further calls on the Election Security Taskforce to step up efforts to protect and preserve our national peace in order to maintain and jealously guard the gains made in our democratic journey.”
Source: Citi Newsroom