Jean Mensa best for EC job – Franklin Cudjoe

Policy analyst, Franklin Cudjoe, says Jean Mensa has the required competence and qualification to steer the affairs of the Electoral Commission.

Mr Cudjoe believes President Akufo-Addo made the right choice in nominating the Chief Executive Officer of governance think tank, Institute for Economic Affairs, (IEA).

The president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo nominated Mrs Mensa and three others to the Commission on Monday following the dismissal of Charlotte Osei and her two deputies.

But the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC, is unhappy with the nomination accusing Mrs Mensa of ‘having a personal relationship” with the president.
The NDC adds that the nominee is unfit for the position because she is “very political.”

Speaking to Joy FM in Accra on Tuesday, the president of Imani Africa debunked the assertion, stating that Mrs Mensa understands ‘exactly what should happen at the EC’.
She understands exactly what should happen at the EC,” he said, adding that it is “surprising and perplexing that one other party thinks she is not credible.

“Fact of the matter is that in this job, depending on how you respond to certain people, you’ll come across as being biased or not neutral.
“In the public discourse, there may be some commentary you may make probably in desperation because you are probably angry, but that cannot be misconstrued as being root and stem against a particular political party.

“That is tall order…to us an institution cannot be against a whole party? I don’t think any institution will do that…but it can be intimidating and worrying when certain political actors behave the way they behave,” he added.

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