EC Chair, Jean Mensa

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Jean Mensa has assured that its Technical and IT Committee will be fair and transparent.

The two-person committee was set up to scrutinise documents submitted by presidential aspirants ahead of the December elections.

According to the EC chair, the Committee is expected to establish the genuineness of the aspirants’ voter ID cards.

It is also to ascertain whether they meet the requirement to contest for the position of president.

They will be “scrutinising the voter ID cards of all the presidential candidates and their supporters to verify whether the candidates and their supporters are indeed registered voters,” she said.

The Mrs Mensa is, however, certain that the Committee will work in accordance with the law and not to exercise discretion.

“Those teams have been provided adequate training and orientation to carry out their functions as prescribed by law, the guiding principles to those teams is clear…” she noted.

“Above all they have been asked to be fair and firm in executing their duties, we have no doubt that the process will be transparent, fair, and peaceful,” she added.

Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has filed his nomination at Electoral Commission yesterday to facilitate his candidature in the December polls.

Likewise, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia will be filling that of the party on behalf of its Presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama today.