- Hassan Ayariga says Mahama's appointment to Charlotte Osei a worst mistake
- He says President Akufo-Addo must dismiss her with immediate effect
The founder and leader of the All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga still seems to be on a war path with the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Madam Charlotte Osei.
In his latest attack, Mr Ayariga has said former President Mahama’s worst mistake in his administration is appointing Madam Charlotte Osei as the Chairperson of the EC.
According to him, John Mahama did not do Ghanaians any good by appointing Mrs. Osei as the top commissioner of the EC.
To him, she has brought the name and integrity of Ghana's election body into disrepute compared to any of his predecessors.
“I have nothing against the EC but I have something against her leadership [Chairperson]. And that is why I said this woman is not fit. For God sake and with due respect to former President Mahama that, was the last and the worst mistake he made in appointing Charlotte Osei as the Chairperson, and I still stand by that statement,” the APC leader lamented in a media interview .
Hassan Ayariga who has not be a fan of Charlotte Osei, ever since he was disqualified from the 2016 presidential race said, he finds it difficult to understand why the EC boss is still occupying her office in the face of these scandals.
“I don’t see why she is still at post, in view of the various corrupt allegations leveled against her by some of her own workers”, he fumed.
The APC founder, has piled huge pressure on Madam Charlotte Osei, ever since the EC petition brouhaha erupted, calling on President Akufo-Addo to immediately dismiss her from the top EC job.
He has also assaulted the EC boss verbally; calling her names in the face of the corruption allegations and counter-allegations among the top commissioners of the EC.
Meanwhile, some pressure groups, including the National Peace Council say the EC boss and her two deputies embroiled in the trade of accusations should be made to step aside.
Some two leading governance think-tanks, the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) and Civic Forum Initiative said the internal wrangling at the EC could create what they described as “institutional paralysis” if it is not dealt with expeditiously.
The two groups in a joint statement Wednesday, said there is the need for the three Commissioners engulfed in a turf war to step down to make way for a proper probe into the impasse at the commission.
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