EC chair Jean Mensa declares it is impossible to rig elections in Ghana

EC chair Jean Mensa declares it is impossible to rig elections in Ghana

- Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa, has stated that is unlikely elections can be rigged in Ghana

- She stated that the entire electoral process is transparent

- Her comments follow those of John Mahama, who cast doubts about the credibility of the EC

The chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, has argued that it is impossible for elections to be rigged in Ghana.

According to her, rigging elections is highly unlikely, even if her father was running for president of Ghana.

Her comments follow remarks by former president John Mahama to the effect that he doubts the neutrality of the EC, ahead of the 2020 elections.

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In an interview, Mahama stated, “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.”

Mensa is however of the opinion that there are adequate checks and balances at the EC to make it difficult for those who attempt to interfere with the process of elections.

She added that she sometimes wonders how rigging an election could be attempted, given the transparent nature of the process of elections.

Per a report, she said there is an ongoing restructuring process that would eliminate ad-hoc decision making. earlier reported that the EC intends to carry out the limited voter registration exercise ahead of the 2020 general elections.

The registration exercise is to take place between Friday, June 7 and Thursday, June 27 2019.

The commission has also announced December 10, 2019 as the date for the district level elections.

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