The Electoral Commission (EC) has rectified the total valid votes put out in the course of the declaration of results on December 9, 2020.
Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensa announced the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the President-elect based on a total of 13,433,573 valid votes instead of 13,119,460.
In a statement issued on Thursday December 10, 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%.
She disclosed this after concerns were raised by the opposition National Democratic congress(NDC) over inconsistencies in the numbers.
“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 indicated.
In addition, the Electoral Commission Chairperson noted 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”.