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Jean Mensa and Akufo-Addo have a ‘personal relationship’ – NDC MP

Member of Parliament for South Dayi has re-echoed the National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) dissatisfaction with the Electoral Commissioner nominee.

Rockson Dafeamekpor Tuesday argued that Jean Adukwei Mensa is a known sympathiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and is therefore unfit to occupy the referee position in election matters for the country.

Speaking on the AM Show on the Joy News channel on Multi TV, Mr Dafeamekpor said his party has evidence to prove that Jean Mensa and President Nana Akufo-Addo have a personal relationship.

This the NDC MP argues has the potential to undermine the head of the Institute of Economic Affairs’ (IEA) role at the elections governing body.

“We have evidence to suggest that she visits the president often. Why would she visit the President, are they acquaintances…so we are saying that if she occupies this position she would not be neutral and she would not be apolitical,” Mr Dafeamekpor said.

The NDC is also opposed to the nominee for the deputy position, Dr Asare Bossman. He is currently head of Political Science Department of the University of Ghana.

Mr Dafeamekpor says the analyst has made public statements that damn the NDC and favour the NPP; for which reason they [NDC] cannot trust his judgement as a referee.

“…we have overturned public statements attributable to him damming NDC and favouring the NPP,” he said.

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