The Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Yaw Buaben Asamoah has singled out the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan and described him as pain in the neck for the nation.
According to Mr. Yaw Buaben Asamoah, his targeted swipes at Dr. Afari Gyan were borne out the explosives postures the EC chairman has taken ever since he announced the ‘disputable’ winner of the 2012 presidential elections.
Speaking on Okay FM, Mr. Yaw Buaben Asamoah also criticized Dr. Gyan’s for what he deems as an inappropriate response to Justice Dotse, when the Supreme Court judge inquired from the EC’s lawyers where he (Afari Gyan) has been languishing.
Dr. Afari Gyan in response to the question told Okay FM’s Kwame Nkrumah ‘Tikese’ in an interview that “the Supreme Court is not a movie house where he should be seated,” and wondered why he should be in court when the NPP’s petition hadn’t reached its substantive stage.
But Mr. Asamoah observed that he could confidently pinpoint Dr. Afari Gyan, as a potential threat to Ghana’s democracy and must be made to learn to stand up for his responsibilities.
“Afari Gyan is the sole returning officer for the presidential elections. Why is that he always take the credit when it comes to announcing the winner of the elections but dispatches his men to talk on his behalf when trouble begins to loom? What at all is he doing in his hideout and what makes him feel that the pain the three petitioners have been through before arriving at the Supreme Court isn’t worth his time?” he asked.
He concluded by stating that it is either the EC chair has no respect for our courts or believes the NPP’s petition to the Supreme Court isn’t valuable.