Oye Lithur has extensively frowned at Ken Agyapong’s insults, and has called on “well-meaning Ghanaians” to speak up against it
Being a woman and a boss comes with its own challenges. The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei has been at the receiving end of almost all the criticisms and backlashes against the commission. That is indeed normal, but the most recent ‘insult’ she received from a reputable person is that which cannot be overlooked.
The Minister of Gender and Social Protection, Oye Lithur, has called on the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, to apologize for his disparaging comments against the EC boss, Charlotte Osei. The MP reportedly launched a scornful attack on the EC boss, alleging that she was appointed in exchange for s*x.
Oye Lithur has extensively frowned at Ken Agyapong’s insults, and has called on “well-meaning Ghanaians” to speak up against it. The Gender Minister said that women of Ghana will not tolerate such awful comments and personal attacks on women who have committed to serve the nation in public office.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hannah Tetteh a day ago, also condemned the comments made by the MP, as well as other “vicious personal attacks”, targeted at the EC boss. The MP for Assin Central Kenedy Agyapong had made these comments while addressing supporters of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Asokwa; a suburb of Kumasi. The gathering saw Kennedy insult EC boss in the most unexpected way, saying she traded s*x for her EC position.
Hanna Tetteh did not mention names though, but she took to her Facebook page to defend Charlotte Osei, as well as rebuke such abhorring assumptions. In her post, she pointed out that Charlotte Osei was appointed based on merit, and that those who have concerns about her activities should speak out, but with some decency.
One cannot really say what made Kennedy insult EC boss, but as a matter of fact, this is not the first time the controversial MP has gone nasty with his words against women. It can be recalled that during the clash between him and radio presenter Afia Schwarzenegger, he had called her a ‘prostitute’ among other awful things. This had attracted backlashes against the MP from different women groups.