The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has commended Ghanaian voters for conducting themselves orderly in exercising their civic duties during the just ended presidential and parliamentary elections.

It, however, appealed to voters to show “calm, restraint and comportment” as vote counting continues across the 275 constituencies.

The Coalition also urged the security services to remain vigilant “at this critical moment of vote counting and collation.”

Political parties and party agents were also pressed on to behave responsibly during the vote counting and collation period.

CODEO deployed about 8000 trained, accredited, non-partisan rapid response observers to the polls largely predicted as tight, on Wednesday.

It had earlier released its mid-day situation report in which officials described the polls set and opening as having gone on well and adequate.

The close of polls situational report is based on reports CODEO received from its stationary and roaming observers as at 1730 hours.

The body said a comprehensive statement would be made Thursday, December 8, 2016.

Observers reports received from 86 per cent of polling stations indicate that 55 per cent had no major problems during voting; 44 per cent reported minor problems, and one per cent reported major problems during voting.

“The setup and opening of polls generally went well, although some polling stations were late in opening due to delays in the arrival of materials as well as other minor incidents related to set up and opening of polling stations,” CODEO said in its earlier statement.

Source: GNA/


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