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Akufo-Addo dismisses ASEPA’s petition to take out Jean Mensa as EC chairperson


President Akufo-Addo has dismissed a petition by the Alliance for Social Fairness and Public Accountability (ASEPA) to get Jean Mensa taken out from her put up as Chairperson of the Electoral Fee (EC).

A assertion signed by the Secretary to President Nana Asante Bediatuo indicated that the Main Justice did not build any prima facae from the head of the country’s elections management human body.

In June, ASEPA secured a declaration from the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) that Mrs Mensa unsuccessful to declare her assets on assumption of business in 2018.

CHRAJ reported it located during its investigations that though the EC boss did not declare her property then, she took remedial ways to do so when it was introduced to her attention in the petition to investigate similar.

Jean Mensa filed her belongings declaration forms with the Auditor-Typical on February 17, 2020, CHRAJ noted.

The anti-graft human body cautioned the EC manager to just take notice and not repeat similar.

But in a petition to the president, ASEPA requested for Jean Mensa’s removing.

In response to this, the Presidency indicated that the EC chair has not fully commited any felony offence.

“The Main Justice did not discover any statute that criminalises the non-declaration of belongings inside the stipulated time in the Structure,” read the statement released July 27, 2020.

The Presidency even further communicated its rejection of the petition adding that “In any occasion, CHRAJ did not make any adverse conclusions in opposition to the Chairperson as the investigation was terminated and the criticism dismissed soon after the Chairperson declared her belongings on 17th February 2020.”

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