Pro-NDC groups claim only three persons contested for the Essikado-Ketan parliamentary elections but the Electoral Commission announced results for six candidates.
Although three persons contested in the elections, the EC published an artwork on its website with the result of six candidates. It, however, deleted it later and uploaded a different one.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has come under criticism from a section of the public following official declaration of the 2020 election results.
Most of the criticisms have been about how the Commission has not been able to effectively undertake its clerical functions for the purposes of updating the public.
There is record of the Commission revising earlier election result announcements.
The most recent one has been about the release of an artwork announcing the result of the Essikado-Ketan parliamentary elections.
Many pro-opposition Facebook groups including NDC TV and some commentators are sharing images to claim that the Commission published results for six parliamentary candidates for the Essikado-Ketan seat when in fact, only three people contested for the seat.
Their claim is to make the case that the Commission’s data or declared results cannot be trusted.
A notice of poll, sourced from the Essikado-Ketan constituency in the Western Region, confirmed that the only three candidates contested in the elections.
The candidates were;
Joe Ghartey, NPP
Dr. Grace Ayensu Danquah, NDC
Frank Cobbinah, GUM