The Inter-Party Resistance Against the New Voters Register (IPRAN) has demanded an independent audit into the results of the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
At a press conference in Accra today, the group which consists of various political parties that resisted the Electoral Commission’s controversial decision to compile a new voters’ register for the 2020 elections said an audit is what can bring finality to the controversial elections.
“We are by this press conference demanding immediately an independent audit of all the presidential results in all 38,622 polling station across the country and all those results collated by an independent audit firm agreed on by both the political parties and the electoral commission to bring finality to the process and the seeming unrest and protests in the country. It is obvious and it is becoming clearer that this election was rigged in favor of the New Patriotic Party candidate, NANA ADDO DANQUAH AKUFFO ADDO,” the group said.
According to the group, the evidence that the election’s results are not acceptable are readily available for all to see. From the Electoral Commission declaring mathematically impossible percentages, to changing its figures on its own website some eight times, the group said.
IPRAN condemned what it said is a deliberate attempt by the government and the EC to deny the NDC, Parliamentary majority that it won at the polls by changing figures.
On the Presidential elections, it pointed out that the mathematics is what has exposed the rigging agenda of the government and the Electoral Commission.
“On 9th December, the EC chair amidst protest from the NDC still went ahead to declare the presidential results. In the said declaration, Nana Addo of the NPP polled 6,730,413 votes representing 51.295 percent of total valid votes cast according to Madam Jean Mensah, using the total valid vote of 13, 434,574. Let’s even assume her figures are correct. If you calculate 6,730, 413 over 13, 434,574 x 100 it gives you 50.098 percent. (6,730,413/13,434,574×100=50.098%). Ladies and gentlemen, how then did Jean Mensah arrive at the 51.295 percent in her declaration on 9th December 2020? It’s clear the electoral commission cooked up those figures to be able to declare its favorite candidate Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo as president,” the group calculated.
IPRAN expressed disappointment in the media for failing to paly its watchdog role during the election and rather joining in with the EC and the government to subvert the will of the people.
It also accused the Peace Council of the hypocrisy for its silence on the rig and the killing of eight people during the elections and yet finding its tongue to call on President Mahama to concede for Akufo-Addo in the interest of peace.