I DON’T HATE JEAN MENSA-MAHAMA
Flagbearer of the NDC John Mahama has disclosed that he doesn’t hate the chairperson of Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa.
The former president said the conduct of the Electoral Commission towards the elections has been intransigent and it can be a recipe for disaster.
Speaking at Abura in the Central region as part of his campaign tour, Mr Mahama indicated that the NDC’s repeated criticisms were to put the EC on their feet and not to cause trouble.
He said “when we talk, everybody is quiet, when an issue comes then they’ll say it is this person’s fault. But we’ve given enough warning signals that the EC is creating problems. Look at this exhibition, names are missing. How can names be missing? “We’ve done registration, we’ve done exhibition of register, sometimes they make a mistake with your name, or your name is pushed to some other polling station.”
“21,000 names missing, they say ‘we found the missing names,’ where did the missing names go?” They said it’s left with only 7,000, only one name missing disenfranchises one Ghanaian. When we talk about these, they think we are just trying to cause trouble but we want the right thing to be done. Everybody who looks at elections in Africa, looks at Ghana as the standard, then what happened to the EC?”.
He went on “you go and sack the old commissioner, bring new people and you don’t know what is happening. I don’t hate Jean Mensah, I don’t hate Bossman Asare, all he commissioners I don’t dislike them. But I want them to do their job well and that is why we have IPAC. IPAC is supposed to advise you and now you treat IPAC as if it’s an enemy. This is a warning to Ghanaians. If don’t take care, the EC will lead us into a ditch.”
By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020