Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) has fought off claims by the Minority in Parliament that she disrespects the House.

According to Jean Mensa, she will not disrespect any state institution as been speculated by some Members of Parliament and a section of the public.

Parliament, earlier this week, programmed officials of the EC together with other stakeholders to brief the House on Thursday, November 5, 2020, on its readiness for the upcoming polls but the EC failed to show up.

On the back of this with an excuse of a late notice, some Minority MPs described her conduct as disrespectful and unacceptable. The leadership of Parliament later arranged with the Commission to brief the House today [Saturday].

But Jean Mensa in her open remarks to the House debunked the assertion that she disrespects the people’s representatives.

“It is important to emphasize that this is the first time I have been invited by the House in my capacity as the EC Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, I have on no occasion turn down an invitation from the Parliament of Ghana.

“As an individual who has been at the forefront of championing Ghana’s democratic development for 20 years, I respect and value the institutions of state and major institution being the Parliament of Ghana” the EC Boss stressed.

“Indeed, we received notice of your invitation to the commission on the night of Wednesday 4th November 2020 at the time when some of us were outside the jurisdiction, our deputy Chairman for Corporate services informed the Majority Leader about this and made arrangement for our presentation to be delivered to Parliament today,” Jean Mensa explained to MPs.

She, however, assured Parliament of her Commission’s commitment to delivering transparent elections on December 7.