The Member of Parliament for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has opined the integrity of the Electoral Commission is in tatters considering the errors it has admitted in the declaration.
The legislator noted in a statement that the errors admitted by the EC defy arithmetic logic.
He said “the multiple voodoo explanations which are themselves constantly changing have left the EC’s image in tatters and worsened the credibility crisis of the 2020 polls.
Read his full statement below
Ghana has always had a much vaunted Electoral Commission not a centre for Electoral Collusion as this present EC has turned out.
The comedy of errors, figures that defy arithmetic logic and the multiple voodoo explanations which are themselves constantly changing have left the EC’s image in tatters and worsened the credibility crisis of the 2020 polls.
We have come too far as a constitutional democracy admired by many in the comity of nations to deserve this.
The Jean Mensah – led discredited elections body must not underestimate the threat they have come to represent to our nation’s peace and stability which we must all guard jealously and not undermine.
Clearly, we must brace ourselves for more contestations over the EC’s dubious declaration of multiple results and its subsequent phony allocation of parliamentary seats. Very interesting days ahead.
Rainbowradio has detected another anomaly from the statement issued by the Electoral Commission (EC) in which they admitted that the EC chair Mrs. Jean Mensa inadvertently used 13,433,573 as the total valid votes cast instead of 13,119,460.
A statement issued by the EC to that effect said the EC acknowledged that the Chairperson, Mrs Jean Mensa “inadvertently used 13,433,573 as the total valid votes cast.”
“The total valid votes cast is 13,119,460. This does not change the percentages stated for each candidate and the declaration made by the Chairperson,” the EC said in the statement issued Thursday morning, December 10, 2020.
The EC has since provided a summary of the 2020 presidential election results without the Techiman South constituency.
However, it has also emerged that on the face of the statement issued to correct the anomaly, the number did not tally with what the EC provided.
The total of all the votes cast as captured in the tally was 13,432,875.
But in the same statement, the EC quotes a different figure of 13,433,573 with a vote difference of 716 votes.
The Electoral Commission (EC) will today, Wednesday, December 9, 202, declare the results of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.
The EC indicated that the declaration will bring clarification on who has majority seats in Parliament.
“We have noticed that there’s been some confusion about the number of seats in Parliament. We assure you that by Wednesday, we will make this information available to you as in the number of seats in Parliament and which political party has the majority in Parliament to put the issue of the number of seats to rest. We are collating this. Currently, the information is going on our website but this is some information we will share with you”, the Commissioner Mrs. Jean Mensa told the press.
The EC has so far received results of 14 out of 16 regions.
Out of the number received, the. EC says says it has officially certified the results from seven regions.
“As we speak, the Commission has received 14 out of the 16 regional results. We have the national collation centre where we have had representatives of the various political parties since yesterday.
As the results come in, the party representatives review them against what they themselves have received from the regions and once they are satisfied that the results that have come to us from the regions are a true reflection of what they have received, they then append their signatures to it before the results are brought to my attention.
As Returning Officer of the 2020 presidential election, I then certify these results. Out of the 14 results received, we have certified seven up to date”, she noted.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced persons who have lost their voter ID cards would have the opportunity to vote on December 7.
A public announcement issued by the electoral body said: “As a registered voter, you can still vote on election day even if your Voter ID Card is missing!”
The EC explained that persons whose voter cards are missing would have to go to the centres they registered, mention their names to officers and get it checked in the Name Reference list.
A total number of 17,027,641 eligible voters are expected to exercise their franchise on December 7.
Out of the total number of registered voters, females recorded the highest number of registered voters with 8,810,283 which represents about 51.74 percent while males had 8,217,358 representing 48.26 percent of the total number of registered voters.