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Woes Of Jean Mensah Will Increase As Another Controversial Election Is Yet To Be Held?

The Cape Coast High Court recently nullified the Assin North Parliamentary election 2020 results and called for the conduction of a bye election. With respect to that, the role of the the Electoral Commission intensifies as much is expected from the office holders. Jean Adukwei Mensah is currently the Electoral Commission Chairperson and is ably assisted by Dr. Bossman Asare and Samuel Tettey, the two Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission.

Right from the moment when Jean Adukwei Mensah was appointed to replace Charlotte Osei, members of the National Democratic Congress questioned the integrity of Madam Jean and as such, boldly declared that they lacked confidence in her. With respect to the conduct of the bye election that will be conducted, we bring into mind the bye election held in the Ayawaso West Wuogan constituency in 2019. The National Democratic Congress, as a matter of fact accused the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of many things; violence at the polling stations, bloating of the voter's register amongst others. This initial acts established the fact that the NDC were not willing to have faith in the Electoral Commission so far as the leadership of Jean Mensah is concerned.

The general election in 2020 conspicuously demonstrated the degree with which the NDC "despised" Madam Jean Mensah. She was blamed and criticized literally for everything; Right from the creation of a new voter's register to the announcement of the final results. Presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress and the Former President, John Dramani Mahama on several occasion indirectly downplayed the credibility of the Electoral Commission. As expected, the executives of the NDC also held press conferences every here and then to discuss about the "flaws" of Madam Jean Mensah.That one not enough, the NDC expressed their lack of faith in the Electoral Commission by sending them to the Supreme Court. Having said all this, several questions and predictions pops up as to what the NDC will do nest as another bye election is about to be held. It is very obvious that Members of the New Patriotic Party will refuse to question the credibility of the Electoral Commission considering the fact that she was appointed when they were in power to replace someone who they had always criticized when they were in opposition.In as much as Madam Jean Mensah will try her possible best to remain neutral as she always has been so far as her role as Chairperson of Electoral Commission is concerned, her troubles will always increase since her role deals with opposing factions.

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