The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensa was used to manipulate the results of the just ended – general elections, Former President John Dramani Mahama, has said.
Mr Mahama alleged that evidence available to the National Democratic Congress (NDC() indicate that steps were taken to change figures on the pink sheets, the primary document on which election result are declared.
Addressing the nation on Thursday December 11, the presidential candidate of the NDC said “The facts and figures on the pink sheets available to us indicate that numerous steps have been taken to manipulate the elections in favour of the incumbent.
“This calls into question the credibility of one of our most important institutional pillars of democracy, the Electoral Commission. It is now obvious to many objective minds that the Commission and its chairperson have been used to manipulate results from the various constituencies and in that process seek to subvert the sovereign will of the Ghana people.”
He added “ “Since the inception of the Fourth Republic, final election results have always been declared within a 72hour period to allow for thorough and diligence collation.
“Surprisingly, this Electoral Commission chairperson announced quite suspiciously for reasons known to her a hurried 24hour deadline which as we all know could not and would not be met .
“The Chairperson of the EC in less than 24 hours after her declaration has admitted that she made unacceptable errors which go to the heart of the entire electoral process and cast deep doubt on the credibility of the announced outcome.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana