The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has deployed 50 observers to observe the referendum on the creation of six more regions which takes place on Thursday, December 27, 2018.
The observers will be in the various districts across the country within which the referendum exercise will take place.
A statement from CODEO signed and released in Accra, Wednesday, by its National Coordinator, Albert Arhin, said the move is in line with the body’s objective of promoting electoral transparency, accountability and credibility towards a peaceful election.
“On the day of the referendum, CODEO observers will visit various polling stations within their
assigned districts, paying attention to key electoral processes such as the setting-up and opening of
polls, verification and voting processes, close-of-polls and counting processes, as well as results collation. Observers will also focus on the conduct of election officials and other stakeholders
including, security personnel and voters”, the statement in part read.
To help promote general peace and credibility of electoral outcomes, CODEO is therefore calling on all
stakeholders particularly, the Electoral Commission (EC), security agencies, traditional
authorities, the media and various campaigners to play their relevant roles towards the success of
It is specifically calling on the EC to ensure all arrangements put in place for the exercise are adequate and ensure free, fair and credible election outcomes.
CODEO is further calling on
the security agencies to ensure all voters exercise their right in a peaceful atmosphere.
traditional leaders and the various campaigners on the referendum question, CODEO urges calm
and the respect of individual rights and differences.
CODEO will subsequently share with the public, its observation findings on the exercise”.