Charlotte Osei’s conduct likely to affect image of EC – PNC

The People’s National Convention (PNC) has taken a swipe at the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei for disqualifying its flagbearer, Edward Mahama in run up to this year general elections.

“The conduct of the current EC boss can most likely destroy the good reputation of the Commission following her recent conduct towards political parties,” Akane Adams, PNC National Treasurer said in a statement.

Flagbearers of the PNC and 12 other political parties including the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and the National Democratic Party (NDP) were disqualified from contesting in the December 7 over some irregularities in their nomination forms.

Meanwhile, some of the disgruntled parties have threatened to sue the EC over the issue but the commission is adamant.

Akane Adams in the statement said the PNC would fight what he described as “inaction of the EC with the might available” to them.

Afari Gyan better than Charlotte Osei

He also insisted that Charlotte Osei’s predecessor performed better than the current administration.

“I must admit Commissioner Afari GYAN was far better as we now have ‘hot heads’ mistaken for firmness.”

He explained that during Afari Gyan’s time they were given opportunity to rectify any issue they had with their nomination forms.

“All political parties were made to wait for at least 3 hours after submissions of their nominations forms after which came the electoral commissioner Afari Gyan and his team to point out the errors in the forms and the various parties are asked to correct the errors for a final submission of their forms – All these took place at the electoral commission premises in the 2012 elections. The EC had 10 solid days to revert to political parties for possible remedy of errors whilst their case pend at the high court but they failed to do so due to their self-intended motives.”

Below is the full statement signed by Akane Adams:

EC BOSS MUST LEARN FROM AFARI GYAN:

The conduct of the current EC boss can most likely destroy the good reputation of the commission following her recent conduct towards political parties. I must admit commissioner Afari GYAN was far better as we now have ‘hot heads’ mistaken for firmness. The Processes of filling nominations forms in 2016 is not different from the 2012 elections. However In 2012, All political parties were made to wait for at least 3 hours after submissions of their nominations forms after which came the electoral commissioner AFARI GYAN and his able team to point out the errors in the forms and the various parties asked to correct the errors for a final submission of their forms – All these took place at the electoral commission premises in the 2012 elections. The EC had 10 solid days to revert to political parties for possible remedy of errors whilst their case was pending at the high court but they failed to do so due to their self-intended motives.

What is so different with the current EC of 2016 from that of 2012?

Is the EC Boss in any competition to showcase her supposed firmness?

Does the EC Boss know the implications of her actions?

I hear by end by saying AFARI GYAN was far better, we all miss AFARI GYAN and we shall fight this inaction of the EC with the might available to us and we shall win the battle in the name of our high God and Allah.

Akane Adams, PNC National Treasurer.

By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana
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