Electoral Commission (EC) has assured that the outcome of the 2020 presidential election is likely to be declared by close of Wednesday, December 9.
This assurance comes after the Commission was unable to do so on Tuesday, a day after polls closed across the country, as it had originally planned.
The EC says it expects to declare the presidential results of the polls as it has received the collated results from 14 regions and awaits those from the two remaining regions.
Seven of the 14 regional results have so far been officially certified.
This was made known by the Chairperson of the Commission, Madam Jean Mensa, in a midnight press briefing.
Touching on her outfit’s inability to declare the results in 24 hours, Jean Mensa explained that the Commission had to revise its schedule due to rains and other technical challenges that were recorded at some collation centres across the country.
“We express our regret for our inability to declare the results at 5 pm on Tuesday as planned. The unexpected rains and some of the challenges we experienced at the collation centre made it difficult to declare the result as expected. We are hoping that, in the early hours of today, we will receive two additional results and will thereafter be able to make the declaration today.