The Electoral Commission (EC) has made corrections of the total valid votes put out during the declaration of results on Wednesday December 9th, 2020.
In the declaration of the Presidential elections results Chairperson of Electoral Commission of Ghana, Madam 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 voters instead of 13,119,460.
In a statement Thursday, she explained that the initial figure (13,433,573) used led to her declaration of 6,730, 587 for the NPP which is 51.302%.
The Electoral Commission came out to admit making mistake in the figures of the presidential elections.
The EC came back to make the necessary corrections after the National Democratic Congress (NDC) raised concern of the figures collated by the EC to declare Akufo-Addo winner of 2020 elections.
The Electoral Commission said “The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission inadvertently used 13,433,573 as the total valid votes cast. The total valid votes cast is 13,119,460.”
The EC added “However, the EC Chairperson indicated that the change of the total valid votes cast would not affect the percentage stated for each candidate.
“This does not change the percentages stated for each candidate and the declaration made by the Chairperson.”