Why Jean Mensa sent NDC reps away from the EC’s ‘strongroom’ – Kpessa-Whyte

Dr Michael Kpessa-Whyte, one of the representatives of the Petitioner in the ‘strongroom’ of the Electoral Commission (EC), has explained that he “noticed many material irregularities for the duration of the whole process of the December 7, 2020, Presidential Election.”

According to Kpessa-Whyte, he consequently alerted his colleague consultant in the ‘strongroom’, Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo, and these irregularities had been introduced to the interest of the NDC flagbearer as properly as the NDC party.

Kpessa-Whyte who has stated the above in his witness declaration dated January 27, 2021, helping John Mahama’s election petition to the Supreme Court brought that primarily based on their observations they straight away wrote a letter to Jean Mensa, the Returning Officer, detailing their concerns to her.

“After making our observations acknowledged to Jean Adukwei Mensa, she asked us [Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo and Dr Michael Kpassa-Whyte] to ‘go and consult with [the Petitioner] and return.’ She certain us she used to be holding on with any assertion of the results till our issues and all other worries with the collation of the votes were redressed. She added that she will make certain to ship a dispatch rider to accompany us lower back to the ‘strongroom’, to relay the comments from Petitioner, before she declares the results,” Dr Kpassa-Whyte averred.

He delivered that “based on the assurances of Jean Mensa, we left the strongroom” without certifying the summary sheets of the consequences from some of the regions.

Dr Kpessa-Whyte referred to that on their way to the house of the Petitioner to deliver the message as urged by way of the EC Chairperson, they heard on radio and noticed on the Petitioner’s tv that, “Jean Adukwei Mensa, hurriedly and on our blind side, declared 2nd Respondent President-elect in the Presidential Election held on December 7, 2020.”

Dr Kpessa-Whyte insisted that the declaration by way of the Chairperson of the 1st Respondent was once obviously incorrect as it used to be primarily based on a wrong collation of the votes, which arose from some of the “self-same errors” that had been discovered during their time in the strongroom.

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