- The commission has denied rigging the elections in favour of President Akufo-Addo
- Akufo-Addo was declared the winner of the keenly contested elections
- NDC, Mahama rejected the results
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Information reaching YEN.com.gh has revealed that the National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) claims of voting padding in favour of President Nana Akufo-Addo in the just-ended general elections were false.
The NDC’s hierarchy on Thursday, December 17, 2020, alleged that the Electoral Commission (EC) stole the verdict of the election for Akufo-Addo through deliberate vote padding.
The party said the nefarious activity was perpetrated in polling stations across the nation, particularly in Ejisu, Manhyia North, Akrofuom among other constituencies in the Ashanti Region.
The EC, however, described the claims as false.
A source at the commission told state-owned GNA that the NDC’s accusations that stamped ballots were issued to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) before the elections were sad.
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.
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In other news on YEN.com.gh, a young lady believed to have completed junior high school after successfully writing her Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) has been spotted crying in a video.
Information picked up from the video has it that the young lady went to check her BECE results and was surprised and displeased with the results she was seeing.
As the result slip was shown to her, she burst out into uncontrollable tears out of disbelief and claimed she wrote the papers well enough to deserve higher grades.
The young lady stood her ground even as people tried to calm her down and insisted she performed better than the grades she was seeing on her slip.
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