Acting General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has slammed the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and other institutions for blaming President Akufo-Addo as the one behind the sacking of Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson Charlotte Osei and her two deputies.
According to him, it is unfortunate that their political opponents are propagating such falsehood only to cast a slur on the party and government.
“NDC should know better because they have been in power before. How can you blame Akufo-Addo for sacking the EC boss? They should just stop making noise because it’s unfortunate”, he said.
The removal is on the recommendation of a committee set up by the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, to investigate alleged acts of corruption, misconduct and misbehaviour by the three commissioners.
Information Minister, Dr Mustapha Hamid, in a statement issued Thursday, June 28, 2018, announced the dismissal of Charlotte Osei, Georgina Opoku Amankwaah and Sulley Amadu for misbehaviour and incompetence.
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has kicked against the decision, describing it as politically motivated and has demanded a reversal of the President’s action.
But speaking on Adom TV’s Morning Show “Badwam” Wednesday, the aspiring general secretary said the President only acted on recommendations by the committee set up by the Chief Justice.
He condemned what he described as “reckless and potentially treasonable” comments and further called on the police and the other relevant security agencies to act accordingly as provided by law in order not to jeopardize the peace and security of this country.
He asked the NDC to rather concentrate on the death of late Vice President, Amissah-Arthur instead of wasting their time and resources on demonstrations.