Ignore ‘fake’ video of Jean Mensa declaring Mahama as president – EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) has reiterated its declaration of Nana Akufo-Addo as the winner of the 2020 presidential elections.

This comes on the back of a video purportedly showing the EC chairperson, Jean Mensa, announcing the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama as the winner of the elections.

The commission in a statement on Tuesday December 22 indicated that the video is “doctored and not a true reflection of what was declared.”

It emphasized that Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party obtained more than the constitutionally required 50% plus one valid votes cast to be declared president and the results of the polls have been duly gazetted.

“The Commission will like to reiterate that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is the President-Elect of the 2020 Presidential Election having obtained more than fifty percent of the total number of valid votes cast as enshrined in Article 63:3 of the 1992 Constitution. This declaration has subsequently been gazetted by the Ghana Publishing Company Limited (GPCL),” it stated. .

Read the full statement below; 

The attention of the Commission has been drawn to a video in circulation, indicating that the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission announced Mr. John Dramani Mahama as Ghana’s President-Elect. The Commission states that this video is doctored and is not a true reflection of what was declared.

The Commission will like to reiterate that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is the President-Elect of the 2020 Presidential Election having obtained more than fifty percent of the total number of valid votes cast as enshrined in Article 63:3 of the 1992 Constitution. This declaration has subsequently been gazetted by the Ghana Publishing Company Limited (GPCL).

We entreat the public to disregard the video as it is false.

 

 

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