Vice President of IMANI-Africa says the law would be an ass if the Electoral Commissioner, Mrs. Jean Mensa is allowed to escape the witness box for cross-examination.
Mr. Kofi Bentil says the EC boss is a public officer who must account for her work.
He also argues that the office of EC is one of the most expensive state institutions we have and yet, they always get away with accounting to the people they serve.
In his view, although some have argued that the law allows the EC boss not to testify in the ongoing petition, justice requires that she is scrutinized.
“EC over the past decade has spent almost $10 Million a year, and yet they don’t have a serious collation Centre when political Parties have collation centre’s.”
Read his full post below
“Unlike my brother judge here, who is concerned with law, I am concerned with justice.”… Lord Denning.
To my lawyer friends. The quote above by Lord Denning is my position.
You all keep telling me the law supports the EC not testifying, I insist that Justice requires that she is scrutinized.
Regardless of whether NDC wins or loses, it is the proper thing to do.
EC over the past decade has spent almost $10 Million a year, and yet they don’t have a serious collation Centre when political Parties have collation centre’s.
If the Law allows her to get away, then the law is indeed an ass!!
We must all be concerned about the professional culture at the EC. They are amongst the most expensive institutions yet they are allowed to do whatever they want and perform their job anyhow without serious scrutiny.
We must all make sure the EC is improved regardless of our party affiliations.