But Caution Political Parties
To Be Vigilant
Care for Free and Fair Elections Ghana “CARE” GHANA welcomes the
announcement by the Electoral Commission EC that the Commission will use its Manual Results Transmission System to transmit the 7th December, 2020 election results from the collation centers to the National Collation Center.
This come as good news to us because a few weeks ago, we had cause to call on
political parties to reject the electronic system of transmitting election results as
earlier proposed by the Electoral Commission.
The threats of hacking, intercepting and manipulating election results in addition to
our experience with the 2016 electronic transmission where according to the EC,
the Electronic Transmission System was compromised and therefore reverted to
the usual tried and tested manual transmission of results informed our decision.
Also, our call was based on the complications and the potential danger it poses to the peace and security of this nation.
We therefore call on all political parties and key stakeholders to support the EC on
its decision to transmit the 7th December, 2020 election results manually hoping
that the EC will stick to its words this time around.
Much as we support the EC’s decision, we also want to urge political parties to be
vigilant and not rely solely on the EC’s recent pronouncement to transmit the
results of the upcoming elections manually.
We wish to caution all political parties
against fully trusting the EC on its promise to use manual transmission.
David Kumi Addo
Executive Secretary “CARE” GHANA