The Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, was brought to the cleaners by Adam Bonaa, a security analyst.
This comes after Adam’s “false baseless and unfounded allegations by the head of the election management body that the names of more than 60% of security officers expected to participate in the special voting exercise are missing from their register.
The security expert has reported that some of the officers are raging about the EC’s decision to omit them from the special voting registry.
“I gathered information from most of these security agencies after interacting with them to understand the severity of the situation. It will surprise you that some institutions have 99 percent of some departments who are not finding their names in the special voting register. Essentially these people are getting disenfranchised so you ask yourself, what went wrong? This is going to be problematic because there seems to be tension among the personnel because it is not just the rank and file but senior officers cannot also find their names.”
After interacting with them, I gathered information from most of these security agencies to understand the severity of the situation. It will surprise you that some organizations have 99 percent of some departments that do not find their names in the special voting register. Basically, these individuals are disenfranchised so you ask yourself.
The EC manager, Jean Mensa, said, however, that Adam Bonaa’s allegations were false, baseless and unfounded.”
On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, she told the press, “I know very few security experts like Dr. Kwesi Aning and so on. They are for me security experts, I don’t know this expert and I’m not sure where he is getting his 60 percent from.”
But in response, Adam Bonaa said that Jean Mensa’s attitude towards criticism is alarming.
He said in an Accra-based Starr FM interview, “The way she goes after anyone who criticizes her to me is likely to reduce the confidence that one would have had to go to the 2020 elections. My belief and determination are that we have an election to prosecute and not an election to prosecute. In any case, I’m not a government employee, you’re a government employee. It’s my tax.”
It’s coming out Let’s know how you got to your turn and let me know how I got to my 60 percent or more, but you don’t come out and denigrate and throw jabs at me. Therefore is she suggesting that the figure set out by me and the team is absolutely incorrect or that what they have is smaller or less? I have claimed a certain stance, as far as I’m concerned, based on the evidence available to me. She came to say that the claims made by me alone are false, so what is the EC’s true position? I’m not going to take any sort of disrespect from the electoral commissioner’s slaughter queen. I’m going to compare Jean Mensa with Akuapem Poloo.’