My Christian values will not allow me to rig 2020 elections – Jean Mensa

BY: Getrude Ankah Nyavi
Jean Mensa
Jean Mensa

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa, says her outfit was not capable of manipulating elections in any party's favour.

Moreover, she says her Christian values prevents her from doing as such.

Speaking at the launch of the 2020 Agent of Peace Campaign by the Church of Pentecost in Accra on Sunday, Mrs Mensa said: “As a Christian, I am a firm believer in the principles that Christ stands for, Justice, Peace and Truth, I am committed to ensuring that these principles are reflected in everything that both I and the commission do, I am committed to being fair to conducting my activities without fear or favour” she said.

She said she would do her best to maintain the credibility Ghana’s election management body has achieved over the years.

“I commit to work and undertake my duties to ensure that it is the will of the people which is the will of God that stands, as an agent of peace I commit to truth and not to alter the will of God. The onus is on me to abide by this principle and God being my guide and helper I am confident that I will not let him and the people of Ghana down in Jesus’ name,” Mrs Mensa said.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the EC of scheming with the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to rig the December polls and called for more scrutiny from observes and the international community.

The most recent contention in the electoral process has been the alleged in NDC strongholds.

This led to the flagbearer of the party, Former President John Mahama cutting short his campaign tour of the Bono region last Tuesday.

Reacting to the allegations, Mrs Mensa said the election results cannot be manipulate under her watch.

She added that political parties and other relevant bodies are constantly engaged in all processes leading to the conduct of elections, hence leaving no room for manipulation.

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