The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has explained to the public why it is refusing to accept the results of the 2020 election.
According to the party, after auditing the results of the election, it found out that there were so many irregularities in the figures given out by the Electoral Commission(EC).
Speaking at press conference held in Accra on Thursday, December 17, 2020, the Communications Director of NDC, Sammy Gyamfi alleged that there were widespread cases of padding results in favour of the NPP and its Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He explained that at some places including Ejisu Constituency, Antwima Kwanwoma, Akrofuom, Antwima Nwabiagya North and Manhyia North, President Akufo-Addo's votes were increased whiles that of John Mahama were reduced.
Secondly, he said there were issues of over voting in some areas including Sunyani West, SDA Primary school Chra 1, where 468 ballots were issued, 466 votes were cast, but there were 49 names on the voters register.
He said the polling station was given 60 ballot papers but 466 persons voted and Akufo-Addo won there.
He gave 10 areas of where over voting went on.
Sammy Gyamfi also alleged that the EC gave the NPP a legal advantage to cheat, saying that the NPP were given ballot papers before election.
Buttressing his argument, he said on election day, they caught some NPP members having already thumbprinted ballot papers which had the EC's validation stamps.
"NPP People were caught with bags full of already thumb printed ballot papers and therefore there was ballot staffing," he said.
Sammy Gyamfi also said the absence of persons verified either manually or by verification of faces is also one of the reasons the NDC believes the election was rigged.
Dr Justice Moses Ahetor, Lecturer and Statistician at University of Ghana also said the results declared by EC Chairperson, Mrs Jean Mensa on the 9th of December did not agree with that of the gazetted ones on December 10th.
He said there was a conscious effort to manipulate the figures to meet the NPP's target.