- The NDC has protested the change of commissioner at the EC
- The youth organiser was speaking as part of the ongoing opposition to the appointment of Jean Mensa
The Western Regional deputy youth organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abizi Morkeh has expressed the opinion that should his party win the 2020 general elections, all officials at the Electoral Commission (EC) should be sacked.
His comment comes in the wake of the nomination of Jean Mensa and three others as commissioners by President Akufo-Addo. This was after the removal of Charlotte Osei and her two deputies.
President Nana Akufo-Addo, on Monday 23 July of this named Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Mrs Jean Mensa, as the new Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana.
The newly-appointed deputies are a political science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr Eric Asare Bossman; and Samuel Tettey, Director of Electoral services in charge of elections at the Electoral Commission.
The NDC has criticised the decision of the President, accusing him of staffing the Commission with pro-NPP sympathisers. They have pointed to the commissioner-nominee in particular.
Abizi Morkeh also said even if President Akufo-Addo appointed one of the NDC National Executives as EC boss, they would still oppose it.
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