The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa has reinstated the EC’s commitment to ensuring a free and fair election void of manipulations and any other actions that will render the general election results a flawed one.
Addressing the several allegations levelled against the integrity and credibility of the organization, Jean Mensa, argued that the EC in its process to ensuring a smooth and a pacifist run of the election has always engaged political parties and other relevant bodies in all operations thereby leaving no room for manipulation.
Jean Mensa who was speaking at the launch of the 2020 ‘Agent of Peace Campaign’ by the Church of Pentecost said: “right from the onset of our electoral activities, we engaged our primary stakeholders, i.e., our political parties, on all our intended activities.”
“Though the impression is often created that it decides on its own, this is not the case. I believe it will be important to educate and inform the public about the involvement of the political parties in all our processes,” she explained.
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In the wake of the much anticipated general election that will take place come December 7 2020, the electoral body has received a wide range of backlash from the largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress.
According to the NDC, the Electoral Commission from its actions is likely to manipulate the election results in favour of the New Patriotic Party.
Over time, the party has called for more scrutiny from observes and the international community.
The most recent contention in the electoral process has been the alleged deletion of names from the voter register in NDC strongholds.
The EC has, however, denied the claims made against it by the opposition.
As far as it is concerned, its management of the electoral roll has been transparent.
In a press statement released by the EC, the body said the NDC’s “allegations are unfounded.”
The commission guaranteed Ghanaians that it “will bequeath the nation with a Register that reflects truth and integrity, a Register that is credible and comprises eligible Ghanaians only.”