Dr. Kpessa Whyte, one of the representatives of the NDC at the National Collation Centre of the Electoral Commission (EC), has suggested vote padding in favour of President Akufo-Addo.
According to Dr. Whyte, results in the presidential election from the Ashanti region which has been certified by the EC is over 300,000 votes more for Akufo-Addo than what the NDC has collated.
The EC released certified presidential results from the Ashanti region with Akufo-Addo winning 1,795,824 votes against 653,149 for the NDC’s John Mahama.
The certified result gives Akufo-Addo over 1.1 million votes more than Mahama which puts the president in good lead for reelection.
Reports from Yen.com.gh indicating from an interview with Adom TV, Dr. Whyte indicated that NDC has a problem with the results.
He stated that the party’s results collated from pink sheets and sent to them by their representatives put Akufo-Addo’s total number of votes around 1.4 million.
Kpessa Whyte indicated that the NDC was not going to just sit down and accept such results without being critical and looking into it.
Not long after his interview, Kpessa Whyte and his NDC colleague at the National Collation Centre, Rojo Mettle Nunoo, have raised concerns with the EC over the Ashanti results.
According to JoyNews’ Parker, Kpessa Whyte and Mettle Nunoo have officially challenged the results from the Ashanti region and have refused to work on the two remaining results from the Bono East and Northern regions until their concerns are resolved.
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