Only eligible citizens have the right to choose a President – Jean Mensa to critics

Must Read

I won’t vote Mahama merely because of Jane – Brigitte Dzogbenuku

Former running mate of Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, then flagbearer of the Progressive People's Party (PPP), Brigitte Dzogbenuku has...

[Opinion] Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang is a harbinger of doom to the teaching fraternity

The name Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang sent shivers down the spines of thousands of Ghanaian teachers. The profession took...

Prof. Gyampo donates PPEs to Saltpond Hospital

Renowned Political Scientist at the University of Ghana, Prof Ransford Gyampo, who is also an indigene of Saltpond and...

The Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensa has in a spirited defence justified her outfit’s motive for the compilation of a new voter’s register ahead of the 2020 general elections.

According to her, this is to ensure that only eligible citizens have the right to determine who become their national leaders.

The decision to compile a new register less than 6 months to a major election has been described by many as a ploy to disenfranchise eligible voters and rig the election for the Akufo-Addo led administration.

The exercise which begins tomorrow, June 30, 2020, has survived a series of legal suits seeking to prevent the EC from going ahead with its decision of making the Ghana Card and the Ghanaian passport, the only acceptable documents indicating proof of citizenship.

Addressing the media in preparation for the registration exercise, Madam Jean Mensa indicated that the EC does not seek to disenfranchise any citizen but rather, to ensure that no qualified Ghanaian is denied the opportunity to register and vote during the December polls.

“The registration of voters is a critical process in our electoral cycle. The voter’s register is the bedrock on which credible elections rest. It is the foundation upon which the sovereign rights of a people to choose their national leaders is hinged. Therefore in carrying out the voter registration exercise, we as a Commission are mindful of the significance of the task we are undertaking.”

“We would like to assure all of you that as a Commission, our rationale for compiling a new register is not to disenfranchise any eligible voter. On the contrary, it is to ensure that all our citizens who qualify are afforded the opportunity to register and cast their votes. The Commission is of the view that only eligible citizens should have the right to determine who governs and leads our dear nation and we are determined to ensure that no one is left behind. We deem it necessary to assure you that our decisions and actions are taken without fear or favour and without recourse to any individual or group of persons. We have a duty to our citizens to ensure that only the will of the people stands. I urge all Ghanaians to move forward with the Commission in implementing the ruling of the court…” she noted.

SourceABC News

Submit your stories or articles to or Whatsapp them to +233 553620623

- Advertisement -


Latest News

Akua Donkor forces running mate slot on Adakabre

The Founder and Leader of the Ghana Freedom Party, Akua Donkor, has named Radio Presenter Adakabre Frimpong Manso as...

GNAT quizzes why schools are open while state institutions close down

The General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Thomas Musah has described as appalling government's decision to let students remain in...

WHO calls for equitable access to future COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on the international community and scientists to make available future COVID-19 vaccines in Africa. This follows after the...

Malawian president promises to sack bad ministers

Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera has responded to criticisms of nepotism by saying that he had good reasons to select the cabinet that he...

Covid-19: 779 health workers test positive, 9 dead

Covid-19 has claimed the lives of nine health workers and over seven hundred and seventy-nine have tested positive for the virus in line of...

More Articles Like This

%d bloggers like this: