- Jean Mensa has expressed gratitude to Ghanaians for supporting her delivery of free, fair, and credible elections in 2020
- She further stated that together, Ghanaians can ensure the election process is credible
- However, John Mahama contested the outcome of the election
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The chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, has thanked Ghanaians for their inestimable support before, during, and after the 2020 general elections.
In a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh, Mensa said the support she had from Ghanaians helped her in organising free, fair, transparent, and “credible” elections.
“I do thank you for following me. With your support, together we can ensure that every election process is Free, Fair, Transparent, Peaceful, and Credible.
“Thank you once again and may God bless our homeland, Ghana, and make our nation great and strong,” the tweet read.
Mensa declared President Akufo-Addo as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
According to her December 9, 2020, declaration, the president defeated former President John Dramani Mahama in the said election to secure another four-year term; collecting 51.302% of the votes cast against the latter’s 47.359%.
The votes difference between the two candidates stood at 517, 231, representing a four percentage point, one of the highest since 1996.
However, Mahama rejected the outcome of the election and petitioned the Supreme Court, praying it to annul the results declared by the chairperson of the EC.
He argued that there was no winner in the election and that a rerun must be ordered between him and the president.
After 17 days of sittings including five days of pre-trial, the Supreme Court on Day 18 of the hearing dismissed the petition saying it was meritless.
The seven-member panel that heard the petition said it cannot order a rerun of the 2020 presidential polls because the petitioner failed to adduce “cogent evidence” to back his claims that there was no winner in the December 7, 2020, presidential elections.
Jean Mensa’s appreciation tweet generated a lot of mixed reactions. Below are some of them as compiled by YEN.com.gh.
So you think you just tweeted something good. You will suffer before you die. God will punish you for what you have done to Ghanaians
God richly bless you madam beautiful for conducting a very transparent elections. You have proven that some women are tough
This is one of the reasons why I say that Jesus Christ will come but every one of us would be caught. None of us would see the beautiful kingdom. What is the fairness, transparent and credible in your work as EC boss so far?
I wonder and somebody will use God bless you on support of a liar, don't we fear God. We are not clean but we must learn to use God's name in a justice situation, not for stolen verdicts.
Jesus entered the Witness box against the Pharisees and scribes, Job entered the Witness box against the devil, even Afari Gyan entered the Witness box against the mother Serpent of corruption, those who seek fairness don't run away from the Witness box
Jean, if you truly believe the December 7 elections were free, fair, peaceful, and credible then you are giving hypocrites a bad name. Crucially don’t use God’s name in vain.
This is because there will be more outages as GRIDCo continues the upgrade of its systems.
The upgrade is expected to be completed in July.
“The contractors are asking for some outages at some particular places so these are the areas where we are looking at a discussion with some key stakeholders like ECG and NEDCo so we can arrive at some appreciable timetable to communicate where there is the need for outages to happen,” Corporate Communications Manager at GRIDCo, Ebenezer Amankwah, stated on Joy News’ PM: Express.
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