EC blameless for 2020 election-related deaths – Jean Mensa explains



Electing Commission chairperson, Jean Mensa, has bemoaned passings that happened during the 2020 General Elections focusing on that “one life lost is too much.”


She anyway holds that the occasions prompting the passings couldn’t in any case be nailed to crafted by its authorities adding that the passings occurred away from political race habitats.


Tending to a West African Parliament event in Winneba on Wednesday, October 13, 2021; she said: “Unfortunately, seven lives were lost and however this didn’t happen at our surveying nor emerge as offense on our section, one life lost is an excessive amount.

“We are sure that our security offices will share their examinations and suggestions for future learnings,” she added.

On the lead of the whole cycle, she presented that the interaction was powerful and furthermore savvy, an opinion that she has recently expressed in an alternate gathering.


“I unassumingly allude to Ghana’s 2020 races as noteworthy for the straightforwardness, the validity, the expense viability, the high end up and the tranquil lead that portrayed it.

“So precise, so deliberate, so quiet were the surveys on 7 December 2020 that BBC could track down no alternate way of depicting our races than exhausting,” she expressed. She likewise talked about the huge investment funds that the EC made on its planned spending for the races.

The issue of passings identified with the 2020 surveys have been a lofty argument with Members of Parliament on the side of the resistance National Democratic Congress, NDC, pushing for a Parliamentary test.

The decision New Patriotic Party MPs are anyway requesting that any such test should produce review results to cover all passings recorded in races starting around 1992.

As per official police measurements, five passings were recorded out of 61 episodes recorded cross country during and after the decisions.

A December 9 proclamation gave a breakdown as follows:

21 of the occurrences are valid instances of constituent viciousness, six of which include shots bringing about the demise of five.


3. The cases including shots happened as follows:

I. Focal locale, Awutu Senya East voting demographic: 2 harmed from a shooting occurrence by civilian(s) locally during political race period on 07-12-20.

ii. More noteworthy Accra district, Odododiodio electorate: 2 dead and 6 harmed from a shooting episode by civilian(s) locally during post-political race period on 07-12-20.

iii. More noteworthy Accra district, Ablekuma Central: 4 harmed including a police officer from a shooting episode at the examination community during post-political race period on 08-12-20.

iv. Bono East locale, Techiman South constituency:2 dead and 4 harmed from shooting by security staff at the grouping place during post-political race period on 08-12-20.


v. Northern locale, Savelugu Constituency: a shooting occurrence by civilian(s) at the Police Station, when individuals attacked the station during post-political decision period on 08-12-20.

vi. Northern locale, Savelugu Constituency: 1 dead and 3 harmed from a shooting occurrence by civilian(s) locally during post-political race period on 08-12-20.4.

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