The country’s electoral management body, the Electoral Commission has indicated that it has not released any timetable for the December 2020 general polls.
According to the EC, a timetable going round on social media purported to have been released by them is ‘fictitious’ and has admonished the public to disregard it.
“The general public is being cautioned to disregard any fictitious election timetable and other letters circulating on social media purporting to have emanated from the Commission,” the commission said in a statement dated May 11, 2020.
Meanwhile, the EC has suggested that plans are far advanced for the compilation of a new voters’ register with a new Voter Management System.
It noted that it is not oblivion of the state of affairs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and assured Ghanaians that it “will abide by the necessary precautions and safety protocols in the execution of its mandate when it deems it appropriate to begin the compilation of the register.”
In the delivery of its mandate, however, the EC emphasised that even though it is ready to cooperate with all stakeholders, it won’t yield to the dictates of any stakeholder.
“The Commission takes collective decisions on all electoral processes in conformity with the country’s Republican Constitution.”
“As stated in Article 46 of the 1992 Constitution, the EC would like to reiterate that it shall not be subject to the direction or control of any person or authority in the performance of its functions, except as provided for in the Constitution or any other law consistent with it,” it said.