Jean Mensa: EC chairperson denies reports of travelling after declaring Election 2020

Jean Mensa: EC chairperson denies reports of travelling after declaring Election 2020

- EC Chairperson Jean Mensa has made a rare appearance on social media after declaring the 2020 presidential election results

- In a video, Mrs Mensa has denied reports that she has travelled out of the country after announcing Nana Akufo-Addo as the winner

- According to the EC boss, even though she has a valid visa to the United States, she loves Ghana and will not travel out at this moment

- The video comes amid backlash for the EC after it made errors in the computation of final figures for Akufo-Addo and his contender, John Mahama

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Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, has been spotted in a new video after the declaration of the 2020 presidential election.

In the video, Jean Mensa is seen in the company of some of the other commissioners of the EC in their offices debunking reports that she travelled outside of Ghana.

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The EC chairperson on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, declared President Nana Akufo-Addo as the winner of the 2020 presidential elections.

Election 2020: EC chairperson Jean Mensa denies reports of travelling
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After the declaration, the EC has made some corrections in the percentages of votes Akufo-Addo and his main contender, John Mahama, both polled.

The corrections have led to a lot of criticism for Jean Mensa and the Electoral Commission on social media.

Also, former President John Mahama 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 concerns he had about the general conduct of the election.

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.

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But in the video which she recorded on the day of the rumours, the EC chairperson was heard saying even though she had a valid visa, she was not going to travel as being speculated.

Mrs Mensa indicated that she loved Ghana very much and will not abandon it at this crucial time.

"I’m sure they will say this is not live, I have a valid visa to the United States but I love my country and I am not travelling at this time. I love my country," she said while the other with him concurred with her.

Prior to the video of Jean Mensa popping up, the EC has discounted the speculation on social media that its chairperson had travelled.

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 video of Jean Mensa seems to have been recorded to back up the EC's earlier statement.

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