Minority leader in Parliament and Member of Parliament Haruna Iddrisu Tamale South has warned the New Patriotic Party [NPP] to stay off the Independent Electoral Commission and its Chair Charlotte Osei. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday June 20 organized by the National Democratic Congress [NDC] to react to some comments made by President Akufo-Addo at a media encounter at the Flagstaff House in Accra, the minority leader said the NDC will resist the “blackmail witch-hunting” of the head of the election management body who was appointed by the past Mahama administration.
According to Mr. Iddrisu, while the NDC and its Minority have tolerated the “encroachment” of the president on the civil service by sacking virtually all old heads and replacing them with cronies and sympathisers of the governing New Patriotic Party (NDC), the opposition will resist any attempt to sack the Chairperson of the EC.
Some aggrieved workers of the Electoral Commission have petitioned President Akufo-Addo to launch full-scale investigations into what they describe as misconduct and fraud on the part of Charlotte Osei.
The Tamale South MP believes the NPP is behind the workers and warned the “blackmail witch hunt will fail today, fail tomorrow and will be resisted by the NDC.”
The chairman and leader of the party Kofi Portuphy said the numerous campaign promises of the NPP are yet to materialize leaving Ghanaians in a regrettable state for voting the Akufo-Addo, Bawumia government into power.
According to him most Ghanaians who voted for the NPP administration wished polls will be organized soon to enable them vote the NPP government out of power.
Mr. Portuphy said Akufo-Addo has exhibited a high sense of incompetence during his six months in power as there has been no meaningful result for Ghanaians to see. He also stated the media encounter with the President was full of long talk and no content for the people of Ghana. He described this as a leadership failure.
Kofi Portuphy has assured Ghanaians the NDC will offer a responsible opposition for the betterment of the country.