President Akufo-Addo has dismissed a petition by the Alliance for Social Fairness and Community Accountability (ASEPA) to impeach Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensa.
A assertion signed by the Secretary to President Nana Asante Bediatuo indicated that the Main Justice did not create any prima facae against the head of the country’s elections management system.
In June, ASEPA secured a declaration from the Commission on Human Legal rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) that Mrs Mensa unsuccessful to declare her assets on assumption of office environment in 2018.
CHRAJ reported it discovered through its investigations that though the EC manager did not declare her assets then, she took remedial ways to do so when it was introduced to her awareness in the petition to examine identical.
Jean Mensa filed her belongings declaration sorts with the Auditor-Standard on February 17, 2020, CHRAJ mentioned.
The anti-graft overall body cautioned the EC boss to acquire note and not repeat same.
But in a petition to the president, ASEPA questioned for Jean Mensa’s elimination.
In response to this, the Presidency indicated that the EC chair has not fully commited any felony offence.
“The Main Justice did not uncover any statute that criminalises the non-declaration of assets inside of the stipulated time in the Structure,” browse the assertion launched July 27, 2020.
The Presidency even further communicated its rejection of the petition including that “In any event, CHRAJ did not make any adverse findings against the Chairperson as the investigation was terminated and the criticism dismissed after the Chairperson declared her assets on 17th February 2020.”