President Akufo-Addo has dismissed a petition by the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) asking for the removal of Jean Mensa from post as Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC).
A statement signed by the Secretary to President Nana Asante Bediatuo indicated that the Chief Justice did not establish any prima facae against the EC Boss.
In June, ASEPA secured a declaration from the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) that Mrs Mensa failed to declare her assets on assumption of office in 2018.
According to CHRAJ, although the EC boss did not declare her assets then, she took remedial steps to do so when it was brought to her attention in the petition to investigate same.
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.