The Electoral Commission (EC) has indicated key staff of the Commission will continue to work during the Christmas Holidays.
This comes on the heels of the flak the EC suffered from a section of Ghanaian for indicating earlier that all of the staff will go on break.
A group CSOs said “At an emergency meeting of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to assess the current post-election political impasse, we noted with concern, a circular signed by the Deputy Chair (Corporate Services) of the EC, Dr Bossman E. Asare, suggesting that the Electoral Commission (EC)may be going on recess from the 23rd December 2020 to 19thJanuary 2021.
“Given the current post-election context and the matters arising, some of which might require their attention, we find it unacceptable that the EC should be shutting down at this critical moment at this critical moment, and without any clarification to the public of the alternative arrangements that have been put in place”.
The statement added: “We have also observed with concern that the minority party in Parliament was barred from submitting a petition to the Electoral Commission today by security personnel, thereby preventing them from making their presentation.
“In light of the EC’s response that it received the notice late, and that it holds the institution of Parliament in high regard, we kindly urge the Minority to re-submit their petition and the results it has, to the EC, as soon as possible, for prompt action.”