I was misled by EC officials into signing Regional Collation form for Ashanti Region – Mr. Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo

Mr. Robert Joseph Mettle-Nuno and Mrs Jean Mensa

Mr. Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo who is one of Mr. John Mahama’s witnesses in the ongoing election Petition says he was mislead by the EC into signing some regional collation sheet.

In the witness statement filed by Mr. Mettle-Nunoo at the supreme Court, he admitted that he was mislead by Officials of the Electoral Commission to sign the Regional Collation sheet for the Ashanti Region.

According to him, he signed the Regional Collation sheet for the Ashanti Region simply because there was a signature of the agent of John Dramani Mahama at the regional collation centre on that sheet.

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He further added that, he 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.

In his statement, he said ;

“11. 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.

12. It is my express understanding that the entire election processes
require very importantly a transparent assembling and collation of results so that no single vote of those who cast valid votes is left out of account and not one invalid vote is included in the votes taken into account.

It is also my understanding that nothing other than votes cast validly at one of the accredited 38,622 poling stations should be  factored into the collation at the 275 constituency collation centres through to the 16 regional centres and on to the EC strong room.

At each stage, evidently, corrections could be made in accordance with
due process.”

BACKGROUND

The 2020 Presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama is currently in court challenging the results of the 2020 Presidential election.

According to Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the election results declared by Mrs. Jean Mensa is flawed.

He argues that none of the Presidential candidates of the 2020 Presidential election obtained 50%+1 of the total valid votes cast as against the results declared by the Electoral Commission of Ghana.

SOURCE : Talkingdrum.com.gh

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