The Electoral Commission has quashed reports that Jean Mensa, the chair of the Election Commission, disrespected Parliament by declining a request from the House have been disputed by the Electoral Commission.
The EC revealed in a statement that Jean Mensa had already left the country when she received the letter summoning the Chairperson to update Parliament on the draft CI on voter registration.
“The Commission especially its Chairperson understands the importance of the institution of Parliament having worked with Parliament for two decades prior to her appointment as Chairperson of the EC. The Chairperson upholds the institution of Parliament and will therefore not disrespect it in any way.
“The fact remains that the invitation from Parliament was sent a day before the meeting, at a time when the Chairperson was out of the jurisdiction. Had she been aware of the request prior to her travel, she certainly would have prioritized the meeting and attended upon the Honourable House.”
Source: Richard Obeng Bediako ll Metrotvonline.com ll Ghana