A Vice Presidential Candidate in the December 7, 2020 elections, Jacob Osei Yeboah, says the Chair of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) is very competent at her job and the seeming aversion by some political parties is only mischief on their part.
“Personally, that woman is very detailed and competent and that woman has really sat down and understood the operations of the Electoral Commission vis-à-vis the constitutional mandate and has crafted the CI 127.
“Because of that you could see that in all these election-related issues the EC managed to maneuver its way without being blemished.
Mr Osei Yeboah, who was also a Presidential Candidate in the 2012 and 2016 elections, said given his experience of being part of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) and electoral issues in Ghana for almost a decade, he believes Jean Mensa is competent.
He made the observation on The Key Points on TV3/3FM on Saturday, April 24.
According to the NDC, the decision to boycott the meeting on Wednesday, April 21 was as a result of the “lack of candour, odious duplicity, and open bias that was displayed by the Jean Mensa-led Electoral Commission in favour of the New Patriotic Party in the conduct of the 2020 general elections”.
The largest opposition party served notice that “moving forward, the party shall review its working relationship with the electoral management body and take appropriate steps to forestall the rigging of any future elections in the country”.
But Mr Osei Yeboah, popularly known as JOY 2012, said the NDC knows the regulations too well to think they were short-changed.
To him, the NDC is just being mischievous.
“To be honest with you I have been part of IPAC and if anybody tells me that the NDC today is even more competent and more knowledgeable about electoral issues [I will believe] but what I have seen is that they are only being mischievous.
“They know the reality and they will come and say something and then ignorantly those of us outside without having proper understanding will inflame passion in us.”
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana