ASEPA in June 2020, secured an impeachment declaration from the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) that Madam Jean Mensa since assuming office had failed to file her asset declaration forms in accordance with the law and must be removed as the Returning Officer of presidential elections in Ghana.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has thrown out the petition by the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) calling for the removal of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa from office.
Although CHRAJ noted that the EC Chair subsequently declared her assets after her attention was drawn to it, ASEPA went ahead to petition the Presidency to make Jean Mensa step down from her position.
A statement from the Office of the President rejected ASEPA’s claims and absolved the EC Boss of any criminal act.
“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.”