EC gave free votes to Akufo-Addo and deliberately reduced Mahama’s votes – Abraham Amaliba alleges

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EC gave free votes to Akufo-Addo and deliberately reduced Mahama's votes – Abraham Amaliba alleges

Abraham Amaliba a member of the legal team of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has alleged that the Electoral Commission (EC) rigged the 2020 general election.

According to him, the EC manipulated the election figures in favour of the incumbent party the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its presidential candidate by adding free votes to their numbers.

Amaliba also added that the NDC had their votes deliberately reduced to make it easy for President Akufo-Addo to be declared the winner of the presidential polls.

He shared these independent views on Starr FM, an Accra-based radio station on the back of agitation by the NDC and its presidential candidate John Mahama over allegations that the election figures do not reflect the true votes of the citizenry.

“I think the team has concluded its work as of yesterday and they’ll have to present their findings to the flagbearer and we lawyers are interested in the work they’ve done. The team was looking and padding and swapping of votes and also undervoting and overvoting and this is for presidential. For parliamentary, we are looking at 9 seats but for presidential, it’s nationwide,”

“You see huge votes given to Akufo-Addo and reduction of votes for John Mahama and these are some of the things we’ve come across. We’ll put it in the public domain soon. We don’t want to go to court on flimsy grounds. We want to go to court with evidence that can stand the test of time.”

“So that even when we lose, in the eyes of Ghanaians, we won. What is convincing already is the percentage and mathematics that were gotten wrong by the EC Chair and subsequently, she came out with figures that were also wrong.

The NDC has remained strong in their resolve to have the December 9 election results as declared by Jean Mensa annulled as they sense some infractions in the figures. While many are calling for cool heads to prevail, the opposition party has said it is poised and motivated to get to the bottom of this issue.


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