The Herald newspaper is reporting that Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) has held an emergency meeting in the aftermath of the disgraceful turnout of the Presidential election results, resulting in the commissioner trading accusations against one another.
According to The Herald, the meeting which was held today at the Headquarters of the Commission in Accra started on an acrimonious note with the head of the EC’s IT Department, Dr. Yaw Ofori-Adjei, and his “boys” finding themselves at the receiving end of scorn and backlash.
Accused of feeding the Chairperson of the Commission, Jean Mensa, with the mathematically impossible figures that tallied up the presidential results to 100.3%, Dr. Ofori-Adjei and his gang have been accused of being the source of the EC’s disgraceful performance.
However, as is being reported, Dr. Ofori-Adjei has allegedly also been firing back. The Herald reports that the software that he used to tabulate figures was corrupt, hence the mathematical somersaults that have thrown the 2020 Presidential election into a mess.
The Candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President John Mahama, has refused to concede defeat over the numbers which differ from tallying that the NDC has done on its own indicating that the election had rather been won by John Mahama.
In the wake of the faulty results, the EC has completely fouled up in its attempt to clean its act. The Commission has changed its figures on its website six times and for the very first time in the history of Ghana’s elections, the Jean Mensa-led EC has admitted that it made a mistake with the figures.
Even so, the Commission is still claiming that the election was won by President Akufo-Addo and that the tweaking of the figures will not change the outcome, a thing that the NDC and John Mahama have refused to accept.
Besides, the EC had not credited the citizens of Ghana with any courtesy by demonstrating how figures changed multiple times in such razor-thin margins between the two main contenders alongside 10 other minor contenders, will not change the overall aggregate of the election results.
Members and supporters of the NDC have since taken to the streets demanding a reversal of the declaration of Akufo-Addo as President-elect by Jean Mensah. The demonstrations are poised to become even bigger in the coming days.