In a post on Facebook admitting he was wrong to have thought the former boss of the Institute of Economic Affairs(IEA) Boss Jean Mensa has what it takes to hold a sensitive post like the chairperson of the Electoral Commission.
Franklin maintained that it cannot be any good for the chairpersons if they will have to report to work or move around with military personnel because they have lost the trust of millions of Ghana.
His post reads “We need to move on. If I were the EC, I’d resign after this court hearing. It is not healthy to be distrusted by millions of Ghanaians and be guarded by loads of soldiers each time they are going to work. Frankly, I was wrong.
My own former boss at the IEA isn’t cut out for the EC job. Many forget I was the only CSO leader to publicly hail Mrs. Mensa’s appointment as EC for several months. I had extensive phone conversations with her on what minefields she must navigate..but alas she was taken. I want the real Mrs. Jean Mensa, my former boss back doing what she knows best- think tanking.”