Due to my Christian values the 2020 election would be free and fair - Jean Mensa

Due to my Christian values the 2020 election would be free and fair - Jean Mensa

The chairperson of the Electoral Commission has promised a free and fair 2020 election

According to her, her Christian morals would not allow her to rig the elections in any party's favor

Ghana is set to go to the polls to elect a president and parliamentary candidates for the next tenure

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The Chairperson of Ghana's Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa has indicated her willingness and readiness to ensure a free, fair and peaceful 2020 general elections.

Madam Mensa, in a reported sighted by YEN.com.gh on Pulse.com.gh, said she would ensure that the elections are not rigged in any party's favour.

According to her, she will oversee a very credible and transparent election.

Jean Mensa
Jean Mensa. Source: Daily Graphic
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She is reported to have said that she has a duty to God to ensure that peace reigns before, during and after the December 7 elections.

Jean Mensa added that her position and that of her staff at the EC are playing a vital role which would impact the election and the country should something go wrong.

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She indicated that she was a firm believer in the principles that Christ stands for, Justice, Peace, and Truth, therefore she was committed to ensuring that those principles are reflected in everything the electioneering process.

Jean Mensa said she would ensure that it is the will of the people that she would oversee and not have a hand in influencing the results.

Her comments follow some missing names in the voters' register in the ongoing exhibition exercise.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has stated that the ongoing voters' exhibition exercise has been saddled with many issues.

Flagbearer of the NDC, John Mahama, said the NDC "will do everything in our power to ensure it continues to be the anchor of this country's much-vaunted peace and stability."

Meanwhile, Dr Ernest Addison, Bank of Ghana's governor, has indicated that the financial outfit would resort to the use of helicopters to transport cash to banks around the country due to recent rampant hits on bullion vans.

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While speaking at the Monetary Policy Committee presser in Accra on Monday September 28, 2020, Dr Addison said the move was one of the considerations being looked at following attacks on money vans.

Dr Addison said: “This is about the third or so occasion that we have had that type of incidence [attacks on bullion vans]. All of them are using these Nissan pickup trucks that have been converted into bullion vans."

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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