‘Electoral Commission is not only incompetent, it’s very corrupt’ – IMANI’s Franklin Cudjoe
The Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe, has dished out a piece of his mind to the Electoral Commission (EC) for the discrepancies in the 2020 presidential election results which the opposition NDC are contesting.
The EC chairperson, Jean Mensa, yesterday, December 10th, 2020 corrected the omission announced earlier in relation to the 2020 presidential election results.
The EC announced that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) won the election with over six million votes, which represents 51.59 of the total votes cast and his main opposition John Mahama polled 6,214,889 which represents 47.36% of the total votes cast.
Yet a statement that surfaced from the EC after the declaration explained that the Chairperson “inadvertently used 13,433,573 as the total valid votes cast”.
Reinforcing that “The total valid votes cast is 13,119,460”, adding that the correction in the figures “does not change the percentages stated for each candidate and the declaration made by the Chairperson”.
This action by the electoral commission has been heavily criticized by many Ghanaians including Mr Franklin Cudjoe.
Franklin Cudjoe reacting to the statement prompted that the EC has plunged to its lowest standard following the EC’s unchanging behavior of altering the election results after publicly declaring it.
The IMANI founder criticized the commission for not ensuring that the results were rid of any inconsistencies and errors before jumping to conclusions.
Conveying his message through Facebook, Frank Cudjoe wrote “Finally I agree with the NPP when it says it will contest the results of five constituencies. The EC hasn’t been helpful.
He added “I really couldn’t believe that the EC kept changing figures on its website after admitting making basic math errors. I have now concluded that is not only incompetent, it is very corrupt!!”