Reports that the Chairperson, Jean Mensa, disrespected Parliament by declining a House invitation have been rejected by the Election Commission.
It was revealed by the EC in a statement that Jean Mensa was already out of the country when the letter inviting the Chairperson to update Parliament on the draft CI on voter registration arrived.
“The Commission especially its Chairperson understands the importance of the institution of Parliament having worked with Parliament for two decades prior to her appointment as Chairperson of the EC. The Chairperson upholds the institution of Parliament and will therefore not disrespect it in any way.
“The fact remains that the invitation from Parliament was sent a day before the meeting, at a time when the Chairperson was out of the jurisdiction. Had she been aware of the request prior to her travel, she certainly would have prioritized the meeting and attended upon the Honourable House.”
Contrary to rumors that she had returned from her trip to Nigeria, the Chairperson , Jean Mensa, has not yet arrived in Ghana, according to the EC.