The People’s National Convention (PNC) is the latest to add its voice to Kennedy Agyapong's claims that the head of the Electoral Commission exchanged sex for her position. The party has urged the Electoral Commissioner, Charlotte Osei to institute legal action against the Member of Parliament for the Assin North Constituency.
According to Bernard Mornah, National Chairman of PNC, the comment Kennedy Agyapong does not only amount to a demonisation of the Commission but also cast a slur on the reputation of the chairperson. He therefore advised Charlotte Osei to go to court so that Kennedy Agyapong will be able to prove that she possibly exchanged sex for her position, and also prove who she exchanged that with.
Kennedy Agyapong's outburst has triggered wide criticisms from women and human right movements and some opposition political parties who have expressed their disappointment in the MP. PNC condemned the attack on the EC chair describing it as needless especially from a member of Ghana’s legislator.
Bernard Mornah said the PNC believes in the “efficacy of women” in the country to be deserving of whatever position they occupy. “We are a party that believes that women have what it takes to lead their respective portfolios and we do not think women will necessarily have to offer themselves in exchange for positions,” he said.
Dr Nii Allotey Brew-Hammond,Chairman of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), has also called on Ghanaians not to treat the issue as trivial.
“We should not be disregarding statements like that coming from Member of our legislature,” he said, noting, “Parliament ought to ensure that its representatives whether in Parliament or outside comport themselves in the manner that will befit Ghana’s legislature.”
“I don’t believe that this particular comment has inured to the goodwill of the people of Ghana and for that matter, Parliament should look and discipline its own,” he added.