Broadcaster Oheneba Boamah Bennie has slammed the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Adukwei Mensa, over her recent comment on election violence in the country.
The host of Gumbe Show on TV XYZ said the EC Boss has no moral right to talk about election violence when she rubbished the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election melee which resulted in the maiming of several people in in 2019.
According to Oheneba, Mrs Mensa described the by-election as incident-free whereas some inhabitants of Bawaleshi hasd been hospitalised due to a shooting incident that marred the polls.
“Jeean Mensa said the Ayawaso West Wuogon election was without incident…You have blood on your hands. You supervised elections that resulted in the killing of innocent Ghanaians,” Oheneba jabbed.
His criticisms comes after the EC Boss, in a recent meeting with the IGP, noted with concerns that Ghana is currently experiencing planned attempts to unleash violence before, during, and after elections.
Jean Mensa averred that the violence was being orchestrated to dent the image of institutions such as the EC, the Police Service and other security agencies.
“We are aware of the security threats we face today when elections are coming. The evidence of threats to our security confronts us daily. Indeed, elections have become the lifeblood of our society, people eat, drink, and breathe elections 24 hours a day. We do witness the dialogues on our radio and TV on a 24-hour basis, the quest for power today has become so fierce,” she lamented.
But Oheneba who watered down the assertions of the EC Boss indicated that the EC Boss has been inefficient since she was appointed to manage elections in the country.