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Jean Mensa replaces Charlotte Osei as new EC Chair

President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, in Accordance with Article 70(2) of the Constitution, has nominated Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa, as Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC).

He has also nominated Mr Samuel Tettey, and Dr Eric Asare Bossman, as Deputy Chairmen and Ms Adwoa Asuama Abrefa, as a member of the Commission.

A statement signed by Madam Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, Chief of Staff and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Monday, said President Akufo-Addo, had, by a letter dated, Thursday, July 19, sought the advice of the Council of State, in Accordance with Article 70(2) of the Constitution on the appointment of the EC Commissioners.

“President Akufo-Addo is hopeful that the Council of State will discharge its constitutional duty expeditiously, to enable him make these critical appointments to this very important institution of the State,” it said.

The statement said this followed the removal from office on Thursday, June 28, of the former Chairperson of the EC, Mrs Charlotte Osei, and the two Deputies, Mr Amadu Sulley and Mrs Georgina Opoku Amankwah, by President Akufo-Addo.

Their removal was based on the Committee established by the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, to investigate petitions brought against them, recommended their removal.

It said further, the retirement from Office of Mrs Pauline Dadzawa, a Member of the Commission, on Monday, April 30, has created an additional vacancy in the Commission.

Mrs Jean Mensa is currently the Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), and a lawyer by profession.

Samuel Tettey is currently the Director, Electoral Services (Elections) at the Electoral Commission, a position he has held since January 2014.

Dr Eric Asare Bossman is currently the Head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Ghana, Legon while Ms Adwoa Asuama Abrefa is a Corporate Legal Practitioner.

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