The youth organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Brong Ahafo Region, Kwame Baffour, has questioned the credibility of the chairperson of the Electoral Commission and her capacity to organise free and fair elections in November.
Mr Baffour told Accra-based Atinka FM that he came to that conclusion after seeing Charlotte Osei use the photo of President John Mahama as a screen saver on her phone.
He claimed he saw it while he sat behind her during the Supreme Court’s sitting on Abu Ramadan versus EC case.
According to him, Madam Osei quickly changed the picture when she realised that there were people sitting behind her.
Pressed as to whether he was telling the truth, Mr Baffour said: “I am a staunch Presbyterian and I cannot lie.”
Meanwhile, former People’s National Convention (PNC) youth organiser, Abu Ramadan, has accused the Madam Osei of working in the interest of President Mahama.
He said Madam Osei promised the president when she was being sworn in as the commission’s head that she would not disappoint him.
“While swearing her oath, she said ‘I assure the president I won’t disappoint you’. She didn’t say she wouldn’t disappoint the nation; she said ‘I won’t disappoint you’. And she proceeds to refuse to listen to the Ghanaian people, the very people she is out there to work for, the very stakeholders, who she is out there to work with,” he said.
Abu Ramadan said it explained why the EC chairperson had refused calls for her to compile what he called a credible and a more transparent register which he said would give people confidence going into the elections.