General News of Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has jumped to the defence of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Charlotte Osei; claiming she’s being made a “target of scrutiny”.
Kweku Baako, commenting on the issue on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’, called for thorough investigations into the EC allegations but however would not fault Mrs. Charlotte Osei for responding to the allegations for the basis of her impeachment.
According to him, it was right for the EC Boss to have responded to the EOCO queries (same as the petition forwarded to the President) and set the records straight.
He opined that if Madam Osei had refused or failed to respond to the EOCO queries on the accusations by some concerned staff of the Commission who had also petitioned President Akufo-Addo and the Chief Justice to impeach her, the same public castigating her now, would have quizzed why her loud silence on the issues raised.
Kweku Baako explained that the critics lambasting Mrs. Charlotte Osei for making certain revelations through her responses on the issue were the same people who had believed the claims by the EC staff against her.
To him, the critics thought Mrs. Charlotte Osei is a “woman made of steel. She is an iron. There’s no blood flowing through her, so she should remain silent whilst those saying she should have been silent, they themselves were out there discussing. And when you listen to some of them in terms of their tone, they have believed the allegations. They’ve found the woman guilty already.”
Mr. Baako stressed that he is “on the side of Charlotte. Yes but fortunately, for all of us; I am not the final arbiter. That’s why I’m saying there should be investigations and verification. I am nobody. I cannot actually determine the outcome . . . I’m not a coward. I’m on her side.”