Who will be the President of the Republic of Ghana when the ELECTION PETITION case is over?
Will there be a *RUN-OFF* or will one of the contesting Parties in Court *[JOHN MAHAMA or AKUFO ADDO]* be declared by the Supreme Court as *THE PRESIDENT?*
_What are the issues?_
*VERY SIMPLE*: DID ANY CANDIDATE GET *50%+1* of the TOTAL VALID VOTES?
*IF SO, WHO IS IT?*
IF NOT, RUN-OFF!
WHY THE CONTROVERSY?
_*the information below is plagiarized;*
but VERY TRUE_
*Jean Adukwei Mensah and the EC hav put out different Total VALID VOTES Figures of the 2020 Presidential Elections:*
1. *9th December, 2020* declaration of Presidential Election Results by the Returning Officer, Jean Adukwei Mensah- *13,434,574*
2. *10th December, 2020* unsigned press release published on EC’s website- *13,119,460*
3. *Paragraph 24* of the 1st respondent’s (EC) answer to the Petition- *13,121,111*
NB: note that all these different figures relate to results from *274 constituencies* at the time of the declaration of the Presidential Election results on *9th December, 2020* (excluding Techiman south)
4. Collated total valid votes from the summary results sheets of *275 constituencies* (including Techiman South) published on the EC’s website- *13,218,633*
NB: Note that per the Techiman South summary results sheets, total valid votes was *97,227*.
It’s therefore baffling how total valid votes relative to *275 constituencies* as captured on EC’s website should be *13,218,633*.
Because if you add *97,227* to any of the three (3) different total valid votes figures based on *274 constituency* results *(13,434,574 or 13,119,460 or 13,121,111)* you will not get *13,218,633*.
The importance of the *TOTAL VALID VOTES* figure in any Presidential Elections cannot be the over-emphasized.
The *TOTAL VALID VOTES* is the constitutional and common denominator for determining the *percentages of votes* obtained by each of the candidates.
The *TOTAL VALID VOTES* ACCURACY is therefore CRUCIAL to *CREDIBILITY OF THE RESULTS.*
*The INCONSISTENT TOTAL VALID VOTES* figures the EC’s itself has put out since *9th December, 2020* therefore calls into question *the CREDIBILITY OF THE entire RESULTS DECLARED, ENACTED and GAZETTED by the EC.*
Hope you now understand why the General Secretary of the NDC, *Johnson Asiedu Nketia says in his witness statement* that the EC deliberately cooked figures to achieve a predetermined outcome?
*Monday, the Supreme Court will continue to hear the ELECTION PETITION, STAY FOCUSED!*