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Akufo-Addo packing EC with NPP sympathizers – Ofosu-Ampofo

Director of Elections of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo says his party is disappointed in President Akufo-Addo for appointing Jean Mensa as the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission.

Speaking on Adom FM’s Morning show Dwaso Nsem Tuesday, Mr Ofosu-Ampofo said until the appointment, the President had given assurances to the nation that the persons to appoint to the commission would be persons with integrity and political neutrality.

Read: New EC chair: NPP scheming to rig 2020 polls – A.B.A Fuseini

He said the NDC is shocked to know that the President went contrary to his earlier assurances of not appointing known pro-NPP persons into the EC.

“Akufo Addo is only packing NPP people to the EC to do his bidding for him. Someone like Bossman is a well-known NPP man just as Jean and he wants us to be happy?

“Yes, it’s legal for him to appoint but I think it undermines the legibility of the commission and this will only deepen the challenges of the EC”, he noted.

President Akufo-Addo also named as deputy commissioners political science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr Eric Asare Bossman and Mr Samuel Tettey, Director of Electoral Services in charge of elections at the EC, pending approval by the Council of State.

Read: Jean Mensah is NPP – CPP member asserts

The appointments follow the dismissal of EC Chair Charlotte Osei and her two deputies Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwah.

Ofosu Ampofo said the NDC, would in due course, provide further and better particulars of the open activities of Jean Mensa which they believe make her unfit for the job.

Source: Adomonline.com

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