Parties now believe in my sentiment that elections are won at polling stations – Afari-Gyan

By Kweku Antwi Jnr

Former Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan says political parties in Ghana now believe in his statement that elections are won at the polling stations.

He said a well-organized political party can know its overall performance in an election from the polling station results provided by its agents.

Dr. Afari-Gyan was speaking at the 5th Accra Dialogue held at the premises of Media General on Wednesday.

Dr Afari-Gyan cautioned that it is not prudent for a political party to announce results ahead of the election-management body and such must be discouraged.

He said political parties which go ahead of the EC to announce results create “unnecessary tension and possible chaos”.

The programme was themed: “Consolidating Ghana’s Democratic Governance: The Role of the Electoral Commission”.

Dr Afari-Gyan reiterated that when he said elections were won or lost at the polling stations and not in the EC’s offices, political parties were initially skeptical.

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