The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), says it has deployed some 4,000 trained personnel to all 16 regions of the country to monitor today’s elections.
Speaking to the media in a press briefing on the eve of the December 7 elections, Acting Chairperson of CODEO, Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu, noted the deployment to all 275 Constituencies and 16 regions is to ensure CODEO’s visibility in every region and constituency, including the remotest and difficult to-reach- parts of Ghana, generally referred to as ‘overseas.’
The 4,000 personnel deployed, according to CODEO, have been categorised into three, being the CODEO Rapid Response Observers, CODEO Roaming Observers and CODEO Constituency Collation Centre Observers.
With the launch of its National Information Centre (NIC) located at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and Training Centre (KAIPTC), CODEO noted it was ready to provide the most comprehensive and accurate account of the set-up of polling stations, voting and counting process of the general elections.
From the NIC, CODEO asserted it will be releasing regular statements on observations of the polling process and thoroughly analyze the conduct of voting around the country.
CODEO at the press briefing urged all registered voters to actively participate in the elections by going out to vote and also comport themselves during the polling process by following the laid down rules and procedures.
Details of CODEO’s press release as read by the Acting Chairperson, Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu;