- The Electoral Commission (EC) has discounted speculation on social media that its chairperson, Jean Mensa, has travelled abroad
- In a statement released on Friday, December 11, 2020, the EC described the information making rounds as fake
- The statement emphasised that Mrs Mensa and all other commissioners were at post discharging their duties
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The Electoral Commission (EC) has reacted to reports that its chairperson, Jean Mensa, has travelled out of the country following the declaration of the 2020 presidential election results.
The EC chairperson on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, declared President Nana Akufo-Addo as the winner of the 2020 presidential elections.
After the declaration, the EC has made some corrections in the percentages Akufo-Addo and his main contender, John Mahama, both polled.
This has led to a lot of criticism for Jean Mensa and the Electoral Commission on social media.
On Friday, December 11, 2020, information started circulating on social media that Mrs Mensa had travelled out of Ghana to America.
The posts seem to be suggesting that the EC chairperson had vacated her post amid the backlash from Ghanaians.
But in quick response, the EC has released a statement indicating the information to be false adding that Jean Mensa and all other commissioners were at post.
"The attention of the Electoral Commission has been drawn to information circulating on social media claiming that its Chairperson travelled outside of the country after declaring the 2020 presidential election results.
"We wish to state that Mrs Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, as well as all the Commissioners are at post discharging their legally mandated duties.
"The public is therefore urged to disregard this fake news," the statement said.
Meanwhile, former President John Mahama has officially rejected the results of the 2020 presidential election.
According to him, there were violations of the law governing the election and thus makes EC's declaration tantamount to illegality.
The NDC presidential candidate while addressing the media on Thursday, December 10, also listed a number of concerns he had about the general conduct of the election.
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