General News of Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Source: Bright Dzakah
Jacob Osei Yeboah, an Independent Presidential Candidate in the 2012 and 2016 general elections, has alleged that the recent allegations levelled against the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Madam Charlotte Osei, by some unidentified workers at the EC, are being instigated by the Political Parties in the country.
According to the two-time unsuccessful Presidential Candidate, what is happening at the EC currently is a culmination of many things, instigated by the Political Parties, because of Madam Charlotte Osei’s resolve to reform the commission, as well as her vow to implement the Political Parties Law.
Mr. Jacob Osei Yeboah made these observations when he was commenting on Onua FM’s morning show “Yen Nsem Pa”, hosted by Bright Kwesi Asempa regarding the unending internal wrangling ensuing between the Chairperson and her two deputies at the Electoral Commission of Ghana.,
JOY 2016 posited that “There is no smoke without fire, many of the political parties never supported the appointment of Madam Charlotte Osei because she vowed to see to the implementation of the Political Parties law. And so, they decided to plot to get her out of the office”
He also agreed with the assertion that the two beleaguered deputy commissioners are fighting Mrs. Osei because of the reforms she is introducing at the commission, calling for an independent investigation into the accusations and counter allegations being traded by the commissioners since failure to do so will further push the electoral governing body into credibility crisis.
“There are many things happening at the blind side of the EC, and there is the need for us as a nation to investigate them to find out what really the issues are”, he proposed.
He further added that “for me, Madam Charlotte Osei remains the only person who can reform the Electoral Commission, and ensure that the political parties law is carried out to the later, that is why it is essential we give her the needed support to reorganised the electoral commission”