The projections made by TV3 and all the other networks under Media General Group regarding the results of the recently-held presidential and parliamentary elections were not intended to favour one political party or the other, management has said.
According to a statement, the projections made were not in any way intended to be the definitive results of the polls.
“It must be noted that the projections were changed from time to time as we received new information, which were analyzed,” the statement said.
There were mixed reactions especially on social media after the media conglomerate made projections during the counting of ballots last week.
The statement issued by the management on Monday, December 14 explained: “We have observed comments on social media and other media on TV3 and Media General’s coverage of the results on the 2020 elections, particularly on projections of seats won by political parties in the parliamentary elections.
“We wish to state that all the projections we made on the number of parliamentary seats by the parties were based on the information we had received at a particular time.
“The projections which were made were not in any way intended to be the definitive results of the elections.
“It must be noted that the projections were changed from time to time as we received new information, which were analysed. Our election coverage was not intended to favour any political party or candidate and any contrary perception is deeply regretted.
“We take this opportunity to assure our audience and other stakeholders including political parties of our continued commitment to provide balanced and impartial reportage.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana