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EC has shown they are very incompetent and corrupt - Franklin Cudjoe

By Mutala Yakubu
Franklin Cudjoe
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President of IMANI-Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has hit out at the Electoral Commission and branded them as incompetent and corrupt.

His comments follow the inconsistencies that characterized the outcome of the December 7 elections.

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Thursday corrected the total valid votes put out during the declaration of results on December 9.

EC Chairperson, Jean Mensa declared the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Akufo-Addo as the President-elect based on a total of 13,433,573 valid votes instead of 13,119,460.

READ ALSO: EC reacts to disparities in presidential election results percentages

In a statement Thursday, she explained that the initial figure of 13,433,573 used in her declaration wrong.

Mr Cudjoe says these occurrence has dented the image of the EC and has shown they are not only incompetent but corrupt too.

Finally, I agree with the NPP when it says it will contest the results of five constituencies. The EC hasn't been helpful.
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!!

Meanwhile, Former President John Mahama says the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will not accept the results of the 2020 general election.

Mahama addressing a press conference reiterated the party's earlier position to reject the results announced by Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Jean Mensah.

Mahama says the results the NDC has points to the fact that they won the election but the EC rigged in favour of Akufo-Addo and the NPP hence they won't accept.

"NDC won't accept anything short of a declaration of the legitimate results which points to an NDC majority. Final results have always been declared 48 hours but the EC within 24 was in a hurry to declare the results. The EC were bent on rigging and they have brought their reputation to a low. As announced by NDC we will not accept the results by the EC boss Jean Mensah, the NDC won a whopping 140 parliamentary seats but the EC wants to steal some 5 seats for the NPP."

 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.