A Supreme Court judge, Gertrude Torkonoo has indicated that the verdict of the Electoral Commission in the 2020 elections was in order with the law.
According to her, the court’s calculation on the electoral figures proved that Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensa, only made an error during her declaration and not the entire outcomes of the result.
“The issue was whether or not based on the data, the data in the declaration of the first respondent [Jean Mensa] the second respondent [Akufo-Addo] got more than 50%. There is no doubt that in providing the particulars of the first respondent, the chairperson announced the figure 13,434,504 when she was referring to the total valid vote cast which was actually 13,121,111 so the video sent to us shows that she had said that after she had listed all the valid votes for each candidate she had said on the premise of the total vote cast these people got these percentages.
“But evidence shows that after she had detected the error in announcing the figure of 13,434,505 as the total valid vote the error was corrected the next day in a press release,” she said at a forum to review the 2020 general elections and its aftermath on Wednesday.