The Director of Advocacy and Policy Engagement at the Centre for Democratic Development, Ghana (CDD-Ghana), has implored the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to desist from interfering in the appointment of the new Electoral Commission (EC) members.
Dr. Kojo Pumpuni Asante stated that President Akufo-Addo’s act of swearing in individuals who were known to be affiliates of the NPP into the office of the Electoral Commission, an institution that was supposed to be a non-partisan body that oversees national elections, was dicey and would benefit neither the NPP nor any other political party.
Rather, he stressed that the President’s appointment poses a threat to the democracy of Ghana and the stability of the State.
He also indicated that because his outfit was kept in the dark about the nominees—Rev. Akua Ofori Boateng, Salima Ahmed Tijani, and Dr. Peter Appiahene,— CDD-Ghana could not have the chance to raise their concerns about the appointed members and only got to know about them after they had been sworn-in.
This, according to Dr Asane, has placed his institution in a situation where they have to raise these concerns at such a late time...