Monday, 06 July

2020 polls: Jean Mensa, EC "won't be neutral" – Mahama

The posturing of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa, does not indicate that she will be neutral in the 2020 polls, former President John Dramani Mahama, has said.

According to the flag bearer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mrs Mensa has acted in ways that suggest that representatives of the political parties are a disturbance to the elections management body, a situation he said was unfortunate.

“They need to prove us wrong. We have our doubts that they can be neutral and fair … The current posture and the way they are conducting things makes us doubt that they will be neutral and fair in 2020,” Mr Mahama told Accra-based Citi FM on Monday, 20 May 2019.

He added: “The EC is not a secret society. It is not somebody’s private closet that needs to be shut, and, [we], not know what is going on there… They should open all the process.

“When the EC starts behaving like the representatives of political parties are a nuisance … then this affects the trust and confidence the people have in the EC – a neutral arbiter.”

Touching on the chair of the Commission, Mr Mahama said: “Her posture doesn’t give confidence that she is going to be neutral in this matter,” he stated.

Source: Ghana/

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