Computational errors taint the credibility of Presidential results – Researchers reveal

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Jean Mensa
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Jean Mensa

The Research and Grant Institute of Ghana (REGIG) has accused the Electoral Commission of Ghana for manipulating the Presidential election results in December 2020 Polls.

The research conducted by the Research and Grant Institute of Ghana (REGIG) says, there were numerous computational errors which tainted the credibility of the Presidential results declared by Mrs. Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana.

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According to the research conducted by Research and Grant Institute of Ghana (REGIG), the Electoral Commission has added an extra valid votes of 313,463 to the basket of total valid votes obtained by Presidential Candidates.

They also revealed that, the Electoral Commission in its final figure did not account for the extra 313,463 valid votes added to the basket of the total valid votes cast.

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The researchers also disclosed that, the EC used a wrong denominator in computing the percentage of votes obtained by each presidential candidate.

Research and Grant Institute of Ghana (REGIG) indicated that, the percentage of valid votes reported by the EC for each Presidential Candidate is inaccurate.

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The researchers and data scientists said they are particular about the validity and reliability of the methodology used to obtain data. The have also questioned the system used by the Electoral Commission to compute the figure which accounted for gross computational errors.

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Read below, the full research conducted by Research and Grant Institute of Ghana (REGIG).

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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