We’re not creating 25 new constituencies and I did not fight with Asiedu Nketia-Jean Mensa

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The Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson, Madam Jean Mensa has refuted media claims that she had an altercation with the General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) during an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting last week.

She also denied that the EC has decided to create 25 additional constituencies ahead of the 2020 general elections but has stated that the creation of new constituencies is on its agenda.

Speaking to reporters at Parliament on Monday, Madam Mensa said: “that is a total lie. It has not come up.”

“We have seen reports in the public domain and we can say for a fact that this is not coming from the commission. the commission has not met to consider this although this is an issue on its agenda. but those figures and the information put out there is not true. I am sure that nothing stops the commission from considering or creating new constituencies but this is an issue that is not on our agenda. although the creation of new constituencies is the mandate of the commission, it is not something that is occupying us at the moment.”

Mrs. Mensa, however, noted that the creation of new constituencies was an issue the commission was mindful of, but has not had any discussion on it.

She said the commission was doing an assessment “and when we’ve done our assessment we’ll know if we need to create new constituencies.”

Source: BestNewsGH.com


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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