Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Builsa South Constituency in the Upper East Region, Dr. Clement Apaak is accusing the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa of double standards.
According to him, Mrs. Mensa saw everything wrong with the way the EC was being run when she was the Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and had course to reprimand and advise it to wok in the interest of the generality of the people.
Recalling a statement made by Mrs. Mensa while she was the IEA on 27th April 2016 and subsequently published on Tuesday May 3, 2016 which read:
“While the independence of the EC should be protected and respected, the EC should also be accountable to the will of Ghanaians and should take all steps to ensure the conduct of free, fair, peaceful and transparent elections’’. Dr. Apaak called on the EC boss exercise candour in her dealings with all stakeholders saying ‘’May I also add that the EC, now headed by Jean Mensah, should desist from acts and pronouncements that give the impression or suggest it is accountable to some Ghanaians or a partisan chieftain’’.
The former presidential staffer added that ‘’Certainly all stakeholders are needed to help resolve electoral related challenges. All stakeholders must be respected and collaborated with fully. The EC, headed by Jean Mensah, must avoid a posture that gives the impression that it favours some stakeholders and dislikes others’’.