Friday, 18 December 2020

EC exposed on vote figures padding in favor of President Akufo Addo

By Dorcas Osei

Some nine days after the declaration of 2020 presidential election results, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), which has since rejected the results as declared by the Electoral Commissioner (Jean Mensah), describing it as ‘flawed, discredited and fictionalized’, claims there are some counted vote figures which were padded by the Electoral Commission in order to secure more votes for the NPP’s candidate to help him win the December 7 elections.

 

The Communications Officer of the party, Sammy Gyamfi, speaking at a press conference in Accra, Thursday, December 17, 2020, presented some cases and elements of evidence that exposes the EC of vote padding in some constituencies across the country.

 

Sammy Gyamfi named Ejisu, Atwima Kwanwoma, Akrofuom, Atwima Nwabiagya North, Manhyia North and Gushegu constituencies as some few areas the initial audit of the pink sheet the party has uncovered as votes padded for Akufo-Addo.

 

He indicated at the news conference the party has also discovered some incidence of over voting in certain areas which should null the votes completely according to the law that govern elections in the country.

 

He said what the party has detected in their audit of the pink sheets is “naked thievery”.

 

Sammy Gyamfi cited an example thus, “So Sunyani West SDA Primary School, Chiraa 1 Polling Station, the number of voters on the voter’s register is 49. Total ballots allocated to the polling station by the EC per the constituency ballot statistics document they themselves gave political parties is 60.”

 

“Yet, the total votes cast at the polling station is 466 as recorded on the face of the pink sheet. If this is not evidence of electoral fraud, then what is it?” he questioned.

 

“Mind you, this is just one out of the thousands of cases of over-voting we have uncovered through our painstaking audit of pink sheets,” he added.

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