NDC has hope in Jean Mensa not Bossman Asare - John Mahama on 2024 polls

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 presidential elections, John Dramani Mahama says the opposition party has confidence in the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Jean Mensa.

John Mahama

According to the former president, the NDC may not trust Madam Mensa but has confidence in her because she takes the ultimate responsibility in the conduct of elections in the country.

“The person we have hope in is Jean Mensa because she is the Chair of the Commission and she bears ultimate responsibility...”

But Mr. Mahama also revealed that the NDC does not have confidence in the Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission in charge of Corporate Services, Dr. Bossman Asare.

He opined that the NDC does not trust Bossman as far as fairness in the 2024 election is concerned.

The NDC stalwart said in an interview on Accra-based TV XYZ on Monday, November 8, 2021, that Dr Bossman Asare is a governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) member.

In his view, Dr Bossman Asare appears to have a problem with him [Mahama].

"Bossman behaves like an NPP person; his posturing, his body language, everything [smacks of NPP]."

"The way he was arguing with me when he was reading their response was as if he was fighting his rival."

"The way he responded was as if he had a grudge with me and right from the start, he said the NDC was an existential threat to Ghana’s democracy and, so, he has declared his stance.

“So, we have no hope in him,” Mr Mahama said.

I know he’s an NPP man. we know his track record at the University of Ghana before he became commissioner. he was an NPP patron, so, we don’t talk about him but Jean Mensa is the Chair and she takes ultimate responsibility and, so, she must put her foot down and make sure that the right thing is done,” John Mahama stated in his interview.

Dr Bossman Asare, in October, debunked Mahama’s claim that the EC printed one million excess ballot papers; some of which were alleged by the former president to have been thumb-printed and stuffed in favour of the governing NPP during the 2020 polls.

The former president is on a thank you tour in the Greater Accra Region.

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