The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has said it finds the computational errors on the part of the Electoral Commission (EC) regarding the presidential elections unfortunate.
According to the group, the development creates room for doubt about the integrity of the election results declared by the Commission.
“Given what is at stake, the EC must go beyond passive publication of a press release to hold a public event to address the underlying issues with respect to the computational errors identified, so as to allay any lingering concerns and doubts.
“But the post-declaration errors detected and corrected by the EC do not in any way affect CODEO’s PVT estimates as shared on Thursday, December 10, 2020.
“The PVT is based on polling station data submitted by CODEO stationary Polling Station Observers who witnessed the counting and declaration of those results, having observed the processes of voting during the course of the day,” a statement by CODEO said on Tuesday December 15.
The EC corrected the total valid votes put out during the declaration of results on Wednesday, December 9.
Chairperson Jean Mensa declared the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo as the President-elect based on a total of 13,433,573 valid votes instead of 13,119,460.
In a statement Thursday, Mrs Mensa explained that the initial figure – 13,433,573 – used led to her declaration of 6,730,587, which 51.302 percent for the NPP.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana