The Electoral Commission Of Ghana led by madam jean Mensa has finally break silence on why they refused to accept the petition presented by the minority in parliament yesterday December 22nd, 2020.
In the early hours of yesterday, the minority in parliament were lead by their leader, Honorable Haruna Iddrisu on a peaceful walk from parliament to the head office of the electoral commission of Ghana to present their petition.
They were prevented by the police to meet and submit their petition to the Electoral Commissioner Chair, Jean Mensa leading to their scuffle with the police as they walked from Parliament House to the Electoral Commission head office.
In reaction to the refusal to accept the petition, the Electoral Commission stated that, its office was not “properly” informed of the Minority in Parliament’s desire to lay a petition before them over the December 7, election brouhaha.
The commission, in a statement said report indicating that they refused to meet with the minority as scheduled is ‘untrue’.
According to the electoral commission, the minority gave a short notice as a result the Chairperson and it senior team were not in the office that’s why they were not able to accept the petition today.
“Indeed, the Electoral Commission later learned that the Minority in Parliament delivered the said letter informing the Electoral Commission of its intended presentation scheduled for today Tuesday the 22nd of December at 10:08 this morning.”
“The letter gives the start time of the said presentation as 10:00 am, giving the Commission no notice to receive the Minority Caucus given that the Chairperson and her senior team were not in the office.”
Read full statement below