‘EC Boss Talks Too Much’ – Presbyterian Moderator Lashes Out

Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Professor Emmanuel Martey, has lashed at the Electoral Commission (EC) Boss, Charlotte Osei to be mindful of her public responses on concerns raised by pro political groups over the impending general elections. The EC boss has been heard and seen addressing most issues concerning the elections and the steering committee at press conferences.

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With focus on the Election steering committee saga, The Presbyterian moderator called on the EC boss to choose her arguments wisely, saying that she does not have to answer every question raised about the electoral process by different groups.

The chairperson of the Electoral Commission… talks too much. She must work behind the scenes, she should not come and answer all queries; she should really minimize her mistakes. This is very important,” he said.

He also cautioned her to express efficiency and diligence in her acceptance of the members for the steering committee. This came on the back of the intense pressure from different opposition pressure groups on the EC to drop some members of the National Election Steering Committee.

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Pressure groups in the likes of Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) and Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) had pressed on the EC towards the removal of Joseph Whittal, Deputy Commissioner at CHRAJ, Dr. Karl Max Arhin, a Deputy Director of International Affairs of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Francis Azumah of the National Peace Council on the grounds that they are all NDC activists.

Following the recent controversies aroused, Professor Emmanuel Martey called on the EC boss to conduct intensive scrutiny on the potential members for the committee, so as to reduce the mistakes in the electoral process.

The chairperson of the Electoral Commission presently makes too many mistakes, and I hope that she will minimize her mistakes. She also talks too much” he concluded.