EC Chair must resign; both NPP, NDC believe she padded votes

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Sam George, Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, has demanded that the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, resign.

He claims that statements from top officials of both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) indicate that there were irregularities in the 2020 elections.

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The call comes only days after the publication of the final report of the EU Observer Mission, which proposed 18 areas of change in Ghana’s electoral process.

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In the dismissed election petition of the NDC’s flagbearer for the 2020 elections, John Mahama, allegations of irregularities were leveled against the EC Chair.

Sam George justified his call on Breakfast Daily on Citi TV saying: “Jean Mensa must resign because the NDC claims she bloated figures. The NPP also claims she bloated figures.”

“The NPP agrees with the NDC that Jean Mensa bloated figures. Mac Manu [NPP’s Campaign Manager] said the figures Mahama got were bloated. Asiedu Nketia [NDC’s General Secretary] also said the figures Nana Akufo-Addo got were bloated.”

“So one person, one election you conducted, NDC says you bloated it for the NPP and NPP also says you bloated it for the NDC. Nobody can even say that you gave us the correct figure,” the MP added.

Collins Adomako Mensah, MP for Afigya Kwabre North, also said on Breakfast Daily that the EU observer mission’s report vindicated Mrs. Mensa.

According to the report, the 2020 elections were well-organized, and the procedures adhered to a number of international standards.

The observer mission’s paper, according to the Afigya Kwabre North lawmaker, is accurate because it confirms previous reports published by other organizations that have tracked the process in Ghana.

“Of course, our friends from the NDC side disagreed with those conclusions, but I’m happy the EU has reaffirmed our belief that the Jean Mensa-led administration conducted perhaps the most peaceful and orderly elections Ghana has ever seen since the Fourth Republic,” Mr. Mensah said.

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