Former Attorney General and Minister for Justice of Ghana and member of the legal team for the Petitioner in the ongoing election petition, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong has quizzed when the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa will render account of her stewardship to Ghanaians.
According to her, the EC Chair, a witness for the 1st Respondent, the Electoral Commission, in the election petition has refused practically any attempt to cause her to account for her stewardship in last year’s election asking where the principles of accountability in the country was.
“Now we have who when a request for information was served on them in the past they refused to respond. We have an EC who was requested to answer interrogatories, they refuse to respond. We have an EC that was served with an application or a notice to admit fact, the refuse. We have an EC that was asked to produce documents relating to the elections, they also refused, ” she said .
“That is the kind of EC we are dealing with. I mean, where are the principles of accountability, when is this EC going to be accountable,” she added.
Ms Brew Appiah-Oppong was addressing journalists at a press engagement after the Supreme Court hearing on Thursday, February 11 in which the court upheld the EC Chair’s elect not to testify in the 2020 election petition.
She explained the petitioner’s do not agree with the court’s decision and will apply for review and subpoena the EC chair to mount the witness box.