The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has outlined seven points that vindicate his flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama’s doubt for Electoral Commissioner and deputy Jean Mensah and Bossman Asare’s neutralities.
The document, which is in the possession of adomonline.com, is titled: “Seven (7) acts of Jean Mensah & Bossman Asare that vindicate JM’s doubts about their neutrality”.
Among the many reasons stated by Mr Gyamfi’s is the fact
that “the EC Chairperson, Jean Mensah was caught on video frolicking and
partying with female appointees of President Akufo-Addo in December 2018”.
According to him, Madam Mensah’s “inability to stay above
political reproach by wining and dining with elements within government at the
least opportunity brings into question her neutrality and professionalism”.
Read the seven-point
SEVEN (7) ACTS OF JEAN MENSAH & BOSSMAN ASARE THAT VINDICATE JM’S DOUBTS ABOUT THEIR NEUTRALITY
1. The NDC was only given a 45 minute notice to the first
IPAC meeting called by the Jean Mensah-led EC. This was absurdly unreasonable,
grossly unfair, and defied all rules that govern notices for IPAC meetings and
meetings in general. Even though the EC later apologized to the NDC, it
blatantly refused to give the NDC a hearing on the serious matters discussed
and the decisions reached at the said meeting.
2. In an unprecedented turn of events, the EC Chairperson,
Jean Mensah was caught on video frolicking and partying with female appointees
of President Akufo-Addo in December 2018. Her inability to stay above political
reproach by wining and dining with elements within government at the least
opportunity brings into question her neutrality and professionalism.
3. The EC Chairperson, Jean Mensah lied in her press release
of 27th March, 2019 that IPAC had extensively discussed and unanimously agreed
to a compilation of a new voters register for the 2020 elections, when that was
not even part of the agenda for the said IPAC meeting. When the NDC complained
about the falsehood peddled by the EC Chairperson and sought to set the records
straight, her insolent henchman, Bossman Asare told us to go to hell and that,
the EC doesn’t need our opinion in doing their work. Till date, Jean Mensah has
refused to publicly retract and apologize for that insulting lie.
4. Bossman Asare is on record to have described the NDC as a
threat to Ghana’s democracy. How can the NDC be reasonably expected to trust
the neutrality of Bossman Asare in view of this fact? How can we trust Bossman
to be a fair referee in the 2020 upcoming elections?
5. In spite of the fact that the EC is enjoined by the 1992
Constitution and the Political Parties law to supervise all internal elections
of all political parties, Bossman Asare in a display of legendary intolerance,
arrogance, hatred and ignorance, threatened the NDC that the Jean Mensah-led EC
will refuse to supervise future internal NDC elections if we don’t desist from
criticizing him and his Boss, Jean Mensah. Criticism is part of any healthy
democracy, and for Bossman to be averse to criticism impugns his credibility.
6. In an inexplicable display of hatred and disrespect for
the NDC, Jean Mensah openly reprimanded and attacked the General Secreatry of
the NDC for laughing during an IPAC meeting.
7. In spite of the fact that Parliament has approved money
for the EC to conduct this year’s (2019) limited registration exercise in all
the 6000 electoral areas of Ghana, the recalcitrant Jean Mensah-led EC is
hellbent on disenfranchising over 1 million eligible Ghanaian voters by
restricting the process to only the 216 district offices of the EC.
These and other acts provide sufficient grounds for the
NDC’s mistrust in the neutrality of the Jean Mensah-led EC.