-The EC has been accused of padding votes in the 2020 polls aimed at helping President Akufo-Addo win
-According to the NDC, the nefarious act happened in polling stations across the country
-Its presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama, has thus, refused to concede defeat
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Addressing a news conference on Thursday, December 17, 2020, the NDC’s National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, claimed the president would not have won the elections but for the assistance of the EC.
He said analyses of the pink sheets showed votes were padded to give the president victory.
“And there are many of such padding across the country,” he added.
Over 13 million Ghanaians went to the polls on Monday, December 7, 2020, to elect a new president and 275 Members of Parliament.
President Nana Akufo-Addo was declared the winner of the keenly contested elections.
He collected 51.302 of the ballots, according to the chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa, while the presidential candidate of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama, polled 47.359%.
Mahama rejected the outcome, arguing the verdict was “stolen” in favour of the president.
As a result, supporters of the umbrella fraternity have been protesting nationwide to register their displeasure over the results.
In other news on YEN.com.gh, the NPP has said that no amount of “whining” can change President Akufo-Addo’s victory in the just-ended general elections.
The general secretary of the NPP, John Boadu, said the president emphatically won the election.
The votes difference between the two candidates is 517, 231 with four percentage points, one of the highest since 1996.
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According to Boadu, Ghanaians are at a loss as to how a vote difference of 517,231 can be deemed contentious.
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