The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) would observe the referendum on the creation of additional six regions, slated for tomorrow.

In a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency and signed by Mr Albert Arhin, the National Coordinator of CODEO, said the Coalition is deploying a total of fifty observers to the various districts across the country within which the referendum would take place.

This, the statement explained, would be in line with CODEO’s objective of promoting electoral transparency, accountability and credibility towards peaceful outcomes.

It explained that, on the day of the referendum, CODEO observers would 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 would also focus on the conduct of election officials and other stakeholders, including security personnel and voters.

According to the statement, CODEO is 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 the process.

It explained that, this would also help to promote general peace and credibility of electoral outcomes.

“Specifically, CODEO calls on the EC to ensure all arrangements put in place for the exercise are adequate and ensure free, fair and credible election outcomes. CODEO also calls on the security agencies to ensure all voters exercise their right in a peaceful atmosphere,” the statement noted.

“To 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.


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