NPP-UK women’s wing condemns attack on EC boss

The women’s wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the United Kingdom (UK) has condemned attacks on the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa, by some opposition political parties and individuals.

“In our quest to hold the EC accountable, it is imperative that we refrain from the use of abusive and threatening language, we all as a collective body owe it a duty to be decorous and constructive in our criticisms, while she is not beyond criticisms like any other head of institutions, the unwarranted attacks on her person has become one too many and baseless,” it said.

In a statement signed and issued by Shirley Kyei, the women’s organiser recounted that since Mrs Mensa assumed office on July 23, 2018, she has been subjected to a barrage of verbal attacks and threats on her life from various groups, including the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The latest of such attacks, it said, occurred earlier when Pastor Kwabena Owusu Adjei, in a video that went viral, insulted and pronounced death on her and while allegedly accusing the NDC of master minding the attacks on the EC, the statement described the pronunciations by Pastor Adjei as loathsome and criminal and urged the law enforcement agencies to deal ruthlessly with him if found culpable.

It extolled the credentials of Mrs Mensa including her work as the Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs and her legal experience, and wondered why her good works were being frustrated.

“Her entire career has been centred on developing and implementing policy alternatives that represent both international and local best practices, this is a woman whose integrity is not in doubt, so we call on the Christian Council of Ghana, the various women advocates and advocacy groups, and all well-meaning Ghanaians to condemn such acts of irresponsibility and barbarism,” the statement said.


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