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Politics of Tuesday, 29 September 2020


I’m a Christian, I won’t rig the elections – Jean Mensa

Jean Mensa, EC Chairperson Jean Mensa, EC Chairperson

The chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, has served notice to all stakeholders in the December polls in Ghana that she will discharge her duties without fear or favour.

She said as a Christian, she will stick to the values of fairness, to ensure a credible and transparent election on December 7.

“I also have a duty to God and to our country to be an agent of peace. As the head of the Electoral Commission, the signals I send out, be it to our staff, or the public is important as it would have an impact on the election and our nation,” Mrs. Mensa said.

She added: “As a christian, I am a firm believer in the principles that Christ stands for, Justice, Peace and Truth, I am committed to ensuring that these principles are reflected in everything that both I and the commission do, I am committed to being fair to conducting my activities without fear or favour.

“I commit to work and undertake my duties to ensure that it is the will of the people which is the will of God that stands, as an agent of peace I commit to truth and not to alter the will of God. The onus is on me to abide by this principle and God being my guide and helper I am confident that I will not let him and the people of Ghana down in Jesus’ name.”

The EC boss has come under attack from the main opposition, describing her output at the electoral management body as “incompetent.”

The main opposition leader John Mahama had to suspend his campaign tour of the Bono region on Tuesday because of the “increasing reports of challenges with the voter register and the exhibition process” he got.

The exhibition exercise has been fraught with some anomalies such as duplication of names, missing names and similar serial numbers for different voters, which the former president and the NDC have expressed misgivings about.