The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr has debunked suggestions that Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa, who has been nominated for consideration for appointment as chairperson of the Electoral Commission, was the sister-in-law of President Akufo-Addo.
Some members of the oppostion National Democratic Congress (NDC) and a media publication had suggested that Mrs Jean Mensa, the current Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), was a niece of Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, President Akufo-Addo’s wife.
Because of this, there is a suggestion she does not qualify to be appointed as the head of the Electoral Commission, since she cannot be a neutral arbiter.
But reacting to the suggestion on Joy FM’s news analysis programme, Newsfile, on Saturday, Mr Kweku Baako said: “Jean Mensa, I have done some few [sic] checks, is not the sister-in-law of Akufo-Addo.”
“She is also not the niece of Rebecca Akufo-Addo. Her mother was also not the niece of Rebecca Akufo-Addo’s father, full stop, that is what it is. These are the facts,” the senior journalist said.
Mr Baako said the speculation was started by former deputy Minister, Murtala Mohammed on Facebook and a newspaper picked it up.
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