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EC clarifies disparities in presidential election results percentages

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

The Electoral Commission has clarified the disparities in the presidential election results percentages declared on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

In a statement the EC acknowledged that the Chairperson, Mrs Jean Mensa "inadvertently used 13,433,573 as the total valid votes cast."

"The total valid votes cast is 13,119,460. This does not change the percentages stated for each candidate and the declaration made by the Chairperson," the EC said in the statement issued Thursday morning, December 10, 2020.

The EC has since provided a summary of the 2020 presidential election results without the Techiman South consituency.

The percentages are as follows:

Already, the NDC has said it was rejecting the results of the elections.

At a press conference in Accra Wednesday night, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, described the declaration by the EC as flawed and one that would not be accepted by the NDC .

“We roundly reject, and outrightly reject the declaration of the sitting President as the winner of the 2020 elections”, he said.

He announced that the flagbearer of the NDC, former President John Dramani Mahama will soon address the nation with figures and other incontrovertible evidence to back the NDC’s claims.

Read also: NDC rejects election results, president-elect

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