Veteran Ghanaian journalist and the Managing Editor at the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has described the security given to the current Chairperson for the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa as unprecedented.
According to him, he has monitored the building of the Chairperson for the Electoral Commission and the level of security provided for her by a joint team of Police and Military men is out of the usual as compared to what used to happen previously.
Kwesi Pratt noted that he has been aware of the protection given to Electoral Commissioners but this seem to be on a different level and that is very suspicious because there is no tenssion in the country to warrant such level of security.
The Veteran Journalist called on the National Security to brief the country if there is something that is not known to the ordinary Ghanaian to warrant Jean Mensah’s call for such level of security.
He said “I’ve been in this country for some time, I’ve seen the performance of various Electoral Commissioners for some time. I’ve seen the security which has been provided to them. This morning sitting here, I can tell you that the security been provided to the Chairperson of the electoral commission is unprecedented. Over the last four weeks or so, her house is been guarded by a joint team of Police and Military and they are using armoured vehicles to protect her.
As if that was not enough. Last week, there were barricades infront of her house and you couldn’t drive infront of her house without been thoroughly searched. What is it that has heightened the security level of the Chairperson of the electoral Commission? What is the fear? What does the National Security know that we don’t know? In any case, why does she feel so frightened as to call for this level of security and If this level of security is called for then something must be happening. It has never happened before and I’ve never known it to happen before, something must be happening”
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020