Monday, May 16, 2016

Ghana: EC boss can’t be changed, deal with it – President to critics

President John Mahama has advised critics of the Electoral Commission Chairperson Charlotte Osei to learn to deal with her because she cannot be changed.

According to the President, the constitution of Ghana grants the EC boss a secured tenure office which cannot be altered by any individual in the country.

“You might not like her but she’s the EC chair; I cannot remove her. .. Once you have security of tenure you can boldly take any decision in the interest of the nation, and that is the situation,” the President told Ghanaians resident in the UK.

The EC boss has come under heavy criticisms mainly from the opposition New Patriotic Party following her objection to calls to develop a new voters’ register ahead of the November polls.

The NPP and other minority parties have also expressed anger over the organisation of the just ended limited voter registration exercise.

The EC has also received flak over the decision to change their logo, a move many have blamed on Mrs Osei.


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