The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has described as mischievous reports suggesting it has made prejudicial remarks about the 2012 Election Petition, currently pending before the Supreme Court.
In a statement, CHRAJ Boss, Lauretta Vivian Lamptey, said a report the Commission issued some six months ago has recently been resurrected and publicized as if it was newly issued as commentary on the on-going court proceedings.
In an interview with Citi News
, the CHRAJ Boss explained that the Commission “will never comment on matters that are sub judique.”
According to her, the report was published immediately after the election and “it was on our observation of the election and nothing to do with events after the election and so to suddenly find that report six months later in the press is very curious.”
This follows a report published by the Ghanaian Times on Friday, June 21, 2013, with the headline, “CHRAJ endorses 2012 elections” which stated that the Commission’s report said irregularities do not affect the outcome of an election.
Madam Lamptey clarified that “when we talk of irregularities not affecting the outcome, we were talking about irregularities that we observed on polling day, at polling stations and they were challenges that we listed in the report…so it was not a comment on things that took place after the close of polls.”
Click on audio attachment to listen to the full interview with the CHRAJ boss and Citi News’ Richard Sky