Jean Adukwei Mensa: 5 facts about the woman in charge of Ghana 2020 elections
Jean Adukwei Mensa was in charge of the just concluded 2020 elections in Ghana, being the chairperson of Ghana Electoral Commission.
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She also served as the Chief Returning Officer of the presidential election, according to BBC Pidgin.
Here are some key facts about the woman who organised the elections that have been commended by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union.
1. Jean Adukwei Mensa, a Ghanaian lawyer, was appointed as the chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana in 2018
2. Before her current position, she had spent 18 years with the Institute of Economic Affairs where he rose to the position of Executive Director
3. Jean Mensa received her secondary education at St. Mary Senior High School. She proceeded to the University of Ghana where she bagged a degree in law in 1993
4. She was called to the bar in 1996
5. Jean Mensa also attended Harvard Business School in 2018
Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo has won the 2020 Ghana presidential elections, according to the country's electoral body.
President Akufo-Addo won the presidential election with 51.295%, representing 6,730,413 votes.
According to Mensa, the commission's chairperson, Akufo-Addo's main challenger, John Mahama, scored 47.36% which represents 6,214,889 votes.
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In other news, Professor Mahmood Yakubu has been sworn in for a second term as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria's electoral body.
Legit.ng reports that Yakubu, after the swearing-in ceremony which took place at the Council Chambers, State House in Abuja, said elections in the country are getting better.
He added that the recent elections have shown that future polls would be better than the previous ones.
Similarly, the Enugu state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended INEC and the security agencies for the conduct of a credible, transparent and hitch-free bye-election for Isi-Uzo Constituency seat in the State House of Assembly, won by the party’s candidate, Catherine Amaka Ugwueze.
In a statement by its state publicity secretary, Chief Jude Ugwu, the PDP congratulated the House of Assembly member-elect, Ugwueze, “on her landslide victory during the bye-election, held on Saturday, December 5, 2020”.
The party also expressed deep appreciation to “the good people of Enugu state, for their tremendous support, goodwill and solidarity to the PDP-led state government of His Excellency, Rt Hon Dr Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi”.
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