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I would’ve had 2 children by now if I were in bed with government – Jean Mensa

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensa has rejected accusations that the Commission is in bed with the incumbent government.

“If I were in bed with the government I am sure I would have had two children by now,” she said on Tuesday.

According to her, the Commission has been transparent in all its endeavours from the onset of voters’ registration among other electoral processes.

Mrs Mensa insisted that with the measures put in place, the EC cannot rig the elections in favour of any candidate.

She made these revelations at the media training for journalists on electoral reporting in Accra.

Her comment comes on the back of criticism from the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of an opaque process.

John Mahama in his address at the Bono Region on September 22, said the Commission has allowed itself to become a tool for the government to implement its diabolic agenda.

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He also said he cannot trust the EC in conducting free, fair and credible elections adding that the EC’s work is shrouded in secrecy.

However, the EC Chairperson in refuting the assertion, stated that the level of transparency in the electoral process makes it impossible to tamper with the processes for the purpose of securing a particular outcome.

“We have tried our best to open up everything and, therefore, even if the president is your uncle or father, there is absolutely nothing you can do,” she added.