The Electoral Commission (EC) has described as “malicious” reports that its Chairperson, Jean Mensa, has tested positive for the new coronavirus.

According to the Commission, the publication made by a local news portal was an “outright lie and a figment of the author’s warped imagination.”

In a press statement signed by the Acting Director of Public Affairs, Sylvia Annoh said, “the Chairperson of the EC is well and at post.”

The Commission wants the general public to disregard “the lies and fabrication while treating the story with the contempt it deserves.”

“The desires of her detractors will never succeed,” the statement concluded.