The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mr. Johnson Aseidu Nketia a.k.a. General Mosquito has rubbished the Ghana Bar Associations (GBA) call on the President to appoint a new Commission (EC).
He described the GBAs demands as completely unnecessary and unfounded
The GBA on Tuesday asked the President, John Mahama, to initiate the processes for the appointment of a new Electoral Commissioner since the current chairman is due to for retirement in 2015.
The Association further encouraged the President to appoint a person who is just and has high integrity to boost the credibility of the EC.
According to them, the challenge of the result of the 2012 general elections tainted the image and the integrity of the Commission; therefore, it must be restored with the appointment of a new chairman.
But Mr. Asiedu Nketia in an interview responded that president Mahama does not need any encouragement to appoint a substantive EC chairman.
Why the encouragement?. Has the President told them that he lacks courage to get a successor, who told them that the President needed that advise? he asked.
He accused the GBA of throwing dust in the eyes and minds of people, adding that, the EC does not lack credibility as it is being suggested by the Association.
The NDCs General Secretary retorted that the GBA would have been better off if it had not made those statements insisting that, the issues they are raising have no basis at all. I dont think that the President needs their advice to ensure that he rights person is chosen to fill the position.
They themselves know that these things are governed by law and I am so disappointed that those who are trained as lawyers who ought to be directing the attention of the nation (to) work according to the rule of law, they themselves are recommending things that are not based on law, he fumed.
Source: Ghana Palaver
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