The National Democratic Congress (NDC) General Secretary has alleged that the EC Chairperson was biased in the execution of her role relating to the December 7, elections.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia claims Jean Mensa’ bias stemmed from her “close familial relationship” with the wife of the second respondent, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
President Akufo-Addo is the second respondent in the election petition filed by the 2020 NDC presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama.
These allegations by Mr Nketiah are contained in his witness statement filed in support of Mr Mahama’s petition.
Mr Nketia insists in his testimony that this alleged bias by the EC Chairperson is contrary to Article 296 of the Constitution which requires public officers not to be biased.
He explained that when the EC Chairperson discovered that her December 9 declaration was in error, she should have been fair and set aside the entire declaration and involve political parties in making the corrections instead of issuing statements.
The lack of involvement of the political parties he states showed a clear lack of transparency and a quest to cook up figures to achieve a pre-determined outcome that had nothing to do with the actual votes cast in the presidential election.
On his part, Dr Michael Kpessa Whyte who was one of Mr Mahama’s representative in the EC’s national collation centre (strong room) alleges he detected errors during computation of the incoming results.
He claims this was brought to the attention of the EC Chairperson who asked that he together with Rojo Mettle Nunoo confer with Mr. Mahama on the issue and report back to the Commission.
He said on arrival at Mr Mahama’s residence, he realised that the EC Chairperson was declaring the results on national television contrary to the earlier agreement.
He insists the results as declared does not reflect the results as voted by Ghanaians across the country and that no candidate obtained more than 50% of the votes cast.