‘We were not properly notified to receive NDC MPs’ petition’ –EC

EC boss, Jean Mensa

The Electoral Commission (EC) has said it was not properly notified of an intended presentation of a petition from the Minority in parliament on Tuesday.

Detailing why its officials were not available to receive the petition, the EC said it was given too short a notice by the NDC MPs.

“For the record, the Electoral Commission wishes to inform the General Public that it did not receive prior notice of the said presentation of the petition from the Minority Caucus,” it said in a statement.

“Indeed, the Electoral Commission later learned that the Minority in Parliament delivered the said letter informing the Electoral Commission of its intended presentation scheduled for today Tuesday the 22nd of December at 10:08 this morning.”

“The letter gives the start time of the said presentation as 10:00 am, giving the Commission no notice to receive the Minority Caucus given that the Chairperson and her senior team were not in the office,” the EC said.

Addressing the media during a presser earlier today, Tuesday, December 22, 2020, the Minority Leader in Parliament claimed the Chairperson of the commission refused to accept the caucus’ petition.

“We note that she refused to see or acknowledge us and contemptuously refused to receive a lawful and harmless petition that we seeking to provide. That also sets a good precedent for us that elected representatives of the people can be ignored as she did us.”

Attached is the full statement from the EC:

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