Election Petition: Mettle-Nunoo accuses EC of deceit in witness statement

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    A witness statement filed by Mr Robert Mettle-Nunoo in the 2020 Presidential Election Petition has accused the Electoral Commission of deceit.

    The third witness to be testifying for the petitioner, after the NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr Micheal Kpessa-Whyte, alleges that he was misled by EC officials into signing the regional collation sheet for the Ashanti region.

    “I must admit I was misled by this position of the EC officials into signing the regional collation sheet for the Ashanti Region simply because there was a signature of the agent of the Petitioner at the regional collation centre on that sheet.

    “I later found out from speaking with officials at the party headquarters that what had been presented on the signed collation form was not consistent with a tally of polling station results in the Ashanti region,” one of the two NDC representatives in the EC’s ‘Strong room’ alleged his statement on Thursday.

    The full testimony is attached below:

    This statement follows a decision by Former President John Dramani Mahama to contest the outcome of the January 7, 2020, Presidential Elections results as declared by the Electoral Commission at the Supreme Court.

    He contends that neither him nor President Akufo-Addo, who was declared the winner in that elections had enough votes to be announced the winner as stipulated by the constitution.

    The president’s predecessor wants an annulment of that verdict and in its place, another round of election organised between himself and the president.