Jean Mensa corrects figures for presidential election results

Jean Mensa

The Electoral Commission (EC) chairperson, Jean Mensa has corrected the total valid votes she declared on December 9.

It could be recalled that she declared the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo as the President-elect based on a total of 13,433,573 valid votes instead of 13,119,460.

The EC head inadvertently used 13,433,573 as the total valid votes cast. The total valid votes cast is 13,119,460.

Jean Mensa made this revelation after concerns were raised by the National Democrat Congress over inconsistencies in the numbers.

She, however, indicated 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.”