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This Is Why Electoral Commission Boss Jean Mensah Must Not Be Removed

News Hub Creator 06/5/2020

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Some anonymous aggrieved Ghanaian citizens have, through their lawyer Chris Arcmann-Ackummey, started processes for the removal of Electoral Commission Chair Jean Mensa just as her predecessor Charlotte Osei, was

Where Do These Pressure Groups Get Their Sponsorships From?

I think it is about time our leaders started to bring out laws to unmask some of these faceless groups and their sponsors if we want to have an open style of governance.

IMANI Ghana alongside many advocacy organisations blazed the trail by putting pressure on the need for Right to Information law. Ghanaians also deserve to know how these anonymous groups operate. Especially how they are financed.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Electoral Commission Bosses Are Not the Problem

Neither former Electoral Commission boss Madam Charlotte Osei, nor the current EC boss Madam Jean Mensa is the problem with these problems wrecking the sanity of the EC.

It is horrifying to understand what we want as a nation. Especially, the direction we want to take our Electoral Commission.

Mentality of Ghana Politicians 

When political parties are in power, they are believed to be in bed with the Electoral Commission, but once they lose their grip on power the table over turns. The Electoral Commission now becomes their arch enemy.

Political parties in opposition almost all the time call for the removal of the head of Electoral Commission.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. What Did the Removal of Charlotte Osei Bring?

How did the removal of Charlotte Osei bring confidence, sanity and trust in the electoral process, if you look at what is currently happening?  

It is healthy to put some pressure on the EC to do their work well, but we must also give the commission the necessary space to do their work. The main aim is to assist the commission to conduct credible elections.

Instead of calling for the dismissal of Electoral Commissioners we should rather help them in their position. In any case those calling for her removal must not forget it still the current president who will appoint another commissioner.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Jean Mensah Can’t Do Anything

If Jean Mensah could help the incumbent president win elections, why couldn’t Madam Charlotte Osei do same for National Democratic Congress when it was former president John Dramani Mahama’s time that she was appointed?

This shows it is highly impossible to rig elections in Ghana like the anonymous group are asking for Jean Mensa to be removed.

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