Ghana’s Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Adukwei Mensa has indicated that Election 2020 was a complete success.
According to the Chair, Election 2020 was a success that the British Broadcasting Corporation(BBC) described it as so boring.
EC Chair also added that the recently released census results vindicate the number captured during the compilation of the new voters’ register.
Speaking about the eighth lives lost during the election, she added that the EC is not liable for any death.
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She made this clear to the ECOWAS Parliament at Winneba on Wednesday, she stated,
“Sadly seven lives were lost and though this did not occur at our polling nor arise at as misconduct on our part, one life lost is one too many. We are confident that our security agencies will share their investigations and recommendations for future learnings.
“Indeed, our elections of 2020 were solely financed by the government of Ghana. I am happy to note, that this reduced the cost of our election by 41% compared to 2016 notwithstanding inflation and price highs and the fact that we incurred additional cost owing to the COVID-19 protocols we deployed throughout the election.
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“We cut the cost per voter from 13 dollars per head in 2016 to 7 dollars 70 cents per head at the time when the cost of elections is rising world over. Needless to say, these were no easy feat, it took the herculean effort of our entire team and the helping hand of the almighty God to establish these achievements. We were met with many challenges but we surmounted most of them and those we could not overcome we learnt from them”.