Journalist and the EC director gave different stories on bloated presidential result from the Eastern Region:
More contradictory reports continue to emerge and further putting the credibility of the 2020 election risk.
However, the declared results is in doubt, especially in the case of the Presidential result declared from the Eastern Region by the Electoral Commission (EC).
But the account of a Daily Guide reporter, Alhaji Daniel Bampoe, which is in sharp contrast to that of Dr. Serebour Quaicoe, who is the Director Electoral Services for the Electoral Commission are most striking and leaves many in shell-shocked.
Meanwhile, the journalist said he was informed by the Returning Officer in the Eastern Regional office of the EC, Madam Faith Amedzake that the fresh numbers came from the Ayensuano Constituency of the Ayensuano District of the Eastern Region, the EC’s Director, Electoral Services, has explained the increment was due to the addition from the Asuogyaman constituency of the Asuogyaman District.
But The Herald’s investigations revealed that John Mahama of the NDC polled 24,470 of the valid ballots cast in Asuogyaman in the Presidential Election, when Nana Akufo-Addo of the NPP obtained 22,232 votes. The Ghana Union Movement’s candidate, Christian Kwabena Andrew got 22.
The vote that changed the result from Eastern Region, therefore, could have not come from the Asuogyaman Constituency as claimed by Dr. Serebour Quaicoe in an interview on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show on Thursday, because John Mahama had won in the Asuogyaman constituency by 2,238 votes more than Nana Akufo-Addo.
Faith Amedzake at a press conference, had announced that Nana Akufo-Addo got 729, 146, while John Mahama, bagged 454,176 from 1,264,827 votes cast. This result tallied with the numbers on the pink sheet.
However, the result mysteriously changed at EC headquarters with certified results declared for candidate Akufo-Addo 752, 061, while John Mahama’s also changed to 470, 999 from 454,176.
Meaning the pink sheet as declared at the regional collation center and the certified results published by the EC, are not in agreement. From the certified results, Nana Addo’s votes increased by 22,915, while Mahama’s votes also increased by 16,823.