Fact Check: News of EC official arrested in Somanya false

Fact Check: News of EC official arrested in Somanya false

- The Electoral Commission has debunked claims that no EC official had been arrested

- In a statement the EC debunked reports that the EC official has reduced Mahama's votes by 3,000

- The EC therefore, urged the general public to disregard the news since it is fake

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News broke of an Electoral Commission official who was arrested at Somanya in the Eastern Region for engaging in electoral malpractices.

According to a post flagged as fake as shared by Mohammed Abdul-Aziz in a group called Friends of Sammy Gyamfi, the EC official was accused of reducing over 3,000 votes belonging to Mahama.

Abdul said the media would not talk about it.

Fact Check: News of EC official arrested in Somanya false
Electoral Commissioner, Jean Adukwei Mensah
Source: UGC

The Electoral Commissioner in a statement debunked such reports that the EC official had reduced Mahama's votes.

The EC in the release stated that the information was false and did not hold any for of credibility or had any kind of evidence attached to the claim.

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The EC therefore, urged the general public to disregard the news since it is fake.

The release drew some reactions from Ghanaians.

Worlali Kutsronu believes the EC is the cause of all the confusion during the election.

You know what to do but you wont do it. You are the cause of all this confusion going on. Just come out and correct the figures. It wont change the result too so why refuse to do the needful.

Nana Owusu Hero believes 2020 elections is the best of all.

Competent EC. God will continue to bless all the official. Infact 2020 election was the best of all time. NDC de3 they are being beaten by their own words.

Gheneral Mystikal said the EC was quick to deny this.

As for this one, you hurriedly deny it but cannot come out to defend or deny the errors in the results you cooked in favour of your pay masters.

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D Jay Sapianto had a question for the EC

So where from the video if the news is fake what of the Police officers there & The EC staff wat they are saying too ????

Peter Boafo van Peterson said the EC should have release the results as fake

You should have labeled the results you released fake as well.

Meanwhile, the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has directed jabs at Ghana's Electoral Commission.

He described the commission's chair, Jean Mensa as the worst the country has seen following the aftermath of the 2020 general elections declarations.

He added that the EC has soiled the country's reputation that has been tagged as the beacon of democracy for a long time.

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