Election petition: Figures were just thrown out to give Akufo-Addo victory - Tsatsu Tsikata

Election petition: Figures were just thrown out to give Akufo-Addo victory - Tsatsu Tsikata

- The veteran lawyer says the results of the 2020 elections were pre-determined

- That, he said led to the cooking of figures that had nothing to do with the votes cast

- The EC has since admitted it might have conducted some mistakes during the collation results for the presidential polls

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John Dramani Mahama’s lead counsel in the ongoing election petition trial, Tsatsu Tsikata, has told the seven-member panel hearing the case that the Electoral Commission cooked figures in the 2020 elections in favour of President Nana Akufo-Addo.

According to him, the fudging of the figures was an indication that the “figures were just thrown out.”

Election petition: Figures were just thrown out to give Akufo-Addo victory - Tsatsu Tsikata
Image credit: Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo|Electoral Commission of Ghana|John Dramani Mahama
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“There is evidence that there were changes in the figures announced. There is also evidence that there was a pre-determined agenda to ensure the 2nd Respondent wins the election,” the veteran legal luminary told the panel on Friday, January 29, 2021.

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Former President Mahama who was the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 election, petitioned the Supreme Court to challenge the results as declared by the EC.

Akufo-Addo defeated Mahama in the election to secure another four-year term; collecting 51.302% of the votes cast against the latter’s 47.359%, according to the EC.

The votes difference between the two candidates stood at 517, 231, representing a four percentage point, one of the highest since 1996.

But Mahama held that there was no winner in the election. He is, therefore, calling on the Supreme Court to cancel the results and order for a rerun between him and Akufo-Addo.

In other news on YEN.com.gh, a 37-year-old Ghanaian CEO called Samuel Mensah who was based in the United Kingdom has died of the novel coronavirus after a scheduled interview on the virus.

According to Good Evening Ghana's verified Facebook handle where news of Samuel's passing was confirmed, the deceased was billed to be interviewed on Metro TV on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 9 pm.

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Sadly, Paul Adom-Otchere later announced that Sam himself has passed on as a result of the coronavirus which he contracted earlier.

Samuel Mensah was the second generation CEO of Uncle John Bakery in the United Kingdom, which is the largest Ghanaian-owned bakery in the whole of Europe.

Meanwhile, the headteacher who trended in the news some time ago over the infamous kitchen stool saga with his female students has died.

Mr. Robert Quaye Nortey Seppeh as he is known in real life died at age 44, on December 7, 2020, Ghana’s Election Day.

The funeral will be held over the weekend of January 29-31, 2021, with wake-keeping starting tonight at Awoshie in Accra.

Seppeh left behind his wife, Mrs. Felicity Tawiah, and five children - Baaba Seppeh, Abigail Seppeh, Prince Otu Seppeh, Joseph Otubi Seppeh, and Nhyira Seppeh.

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