A Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr Abdul-Jalilu Ateku, has described as ‘unpardonable’ the admission by the Electoral Commission (EC) that it made mistakes in the final compilation of the results of the 2020 General Elections.
The EC in a statement stated that, 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,” a statement from the EC issued Thursday morning, December 10, 2020, said.
Jean Mensa on Wednesday, December 9, announced that, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo polled 6,730,413, representing 51.595% while John Mahama garnered 6, 214, 889 representing 47.366% in the 8th election in the 4th Republic that had a dozen candidates.
Commenting on this in an interview monitored GhanaNewsPage.Com, Dr Abdul-Jalilu Ateku said the mistake is unpardonable.
“This is the presidency of the nation and such errors are unpardonable…I think the opposition has largely been responsible in accepting this…,” he said.