President of Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has dismissed a petition the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) suggesting that the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa should be sacked from her post.
According to a statement signed by it’s Secretary to President, Nana Asante Bediatuo noted that any prima facae was not made against the EC Boss by Chief Justice.
Recall that ASEPA petitioned the President Akufo-Addo to impeached Jean Mensa they (ASEPA) secured a declaration from the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice ( CHRAJ) that Mrs Jean Mensa failed to declare her assets on assumption of office in 2018.
Jean Mensa filed her assets declaration forms with the Auditor-General on February 17, 2020, CHRAJ noted.
However ASEPA petitioned the president to impeach Jean Mensa.
The Presidency in a statement dated July 27, 2020 stated that the EC chair has not committed any criminal offence.
“The Chief Justice did not find any statute that criminalises the non-declaration of assets within the stipulated time in the Constitution.”
“In any event, CHRAJ did not make any adverse findings against the Chairperson as the investigation was terminated and the complaint dismissed after the Chairperson declared her assets on 17th February 2020.” the statement added.