There is disquiet at the Electoral Commission over the 2020 Presidential election declaration which may explode into a national scandal of treasonable proportions, WhatsUp News has learnt.
It is gradually outing that the controversial results declared by Jean Adukwei Mensa, the EC’s Chairperson, was a swap and not the actual results of the presidential elections, Whatsup News has gathered.
Allegedly, she had thrown aside the real results that came from the fields and declared what she declared on the 9th of December 2020. Insiders say the result was cooked and pre-cast to name Nana Akufo-Addo as the winner of the election.
Madam Adukwei-Mensa is said to have sidelined her deputies when she carried out the swap.
Whatsup News has gathered from insiders that five out of the seven Commissioners at the Electoral Commission (EC) are angry at Jean Mensa because of the disrepute that she has plunged the EC into smears on all of them.
At least one high-up who voiced opposition to what Jean Mensa allegedly did was removed from office ahead of the exhaustion of her contract with the EC in August 2021, WhatsUp News has heard.
Deputy Commissioner, Sereboe Quaicoe, along with four others were allegedly sidelined with a second Deputy, Bossman Asare, said to have been the only Deputy Commissioner carried along by Jean Mensa as she masterminded the alleged rigging of the 2020 presidential election.
According to sources from within the Commission, the rigging moves had started in the run-up to the elections, and that these moves had made the five Commissioners angry. Those plans were eventually crystalized and carried out during the elections.
Attempts to verify this serious allegation at the EC have so far been unsuccessful.
Meanwhile, Whatsup News gathered that there is growing tension at the headquarters of the election management body as angry staff are demanding a public enquiry into the 2020 elections and the various irregularities which have left the world-renowned reputation of Ghana’s EC in tatters.
According to sources, the true results from the field showed that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Flagbearer, John Mahama, had had votes that split the numbers with Akufo-Addo, a development that ought to have set the stage for a run-off.
But Jean Mensa took charge of matters and ensured that the vote numbers from the field were set aside. According to sources, she suddenly became hands-on and took over the calculations.
Then when the time came, she tricked everybody, including the media out of her way and addressed a declaration press conference with no media house in attendance.
A female senior staff at the EC was not comfortable and raised issues. Allegedly, she was quickly removed ahead of the exhaustion of her contract with the EC in August.
Consequently, when Mr. John Mahama went to court over the fictionalized results, there was a big quarrel among the Chairperson and her deputies over who should go to court and defend the suspicious results she had declared.
Eventually, Adukwei had no choice but to give a witness statement herself because no one would carry her cross for her.
According to sources, these background issues are the reason why Jean Mensa refused to enter the witness box to be cross-examined by the lawyers of former President Mahama. Incidentally, the seven-member Supreme Court panel sitting on the case granted her wish.
The panel headed by Chief Justice Anin Yeboah also granted Mrs. Jean Mensah’s wish not to answer 12 interrogatory questions that would have helped the nation in clarifying the unprecedented declaration of some six different results for the presidential elections.
Sources say that the truth is known among staff of the EC and are ready to cooperate in the event that possible treason charges are brought on her in the future.