‘Peace Council was not consulted on Azumah’s appointment’
The Chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Rev Prof Emmanuel Kwaku Asante has explained that Mr Francis Azumah was appointed to the 18-member Elections Steering Committee in his personal capacity and not as a representative from the council.
Mr Azumah, who is the Executive Secretary of the Peace Council has been described as a member of National Democratic Congress (NDC) who has contested Parliamentary elections on the party’s ticket in Builsa North and therefore cannot serve on the EC’s committee because of his partisan stance.
According to Prof Asante, the Peace Council was not officially asked to nominate a representative and that there has not been any official communication to that effect.
This is contrary to information by the EC that it wrote to various organisations for them to nominate representatives.
Speaking on Accra based Neat FM on Thursday morning, Prof Asante said members of the council heard about the appointment of Mr Azumah in the media and congratulated him but as far as they were concerned, the appointment was in his personal capacity.