The Vice Chairperson of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu has condemned the sex-for-job comments made by the NPP Member of Parliament for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong against Electoral Commission chairperson Mrs. Charlotte Osei.
According to Mrs. Mould-Iddrisu, the comments are sexist and must be condemned in no uncertain terms by all well-meaning Ghanaians in the country.
In a statement she urged the leadership of the New Patriotic Party to purge themselves of people of the lawmaker’s ilk to appear credible in the eyes of women and Ghanaians.
“I have taken note of the unfortunate verbal attacks on the person of Mrs Charlotte Osei. The attack from a member of the NPP seeking political power is most denigrating and needless. Such attacks are bringing into our body politick creeping sexism”.
The former Attorney General added: “I am very happy to hear of the support from our various women rights advocates. I join the many voices of well-meaning Ghanaians to protect the values, ethics and culture of our heritage.
“Never again must women be subjected to such humiliation and ridicule. It is just enough! I have been a victim of this Kennedy Agyapong’s ‘hit’ speeches, but I survived. I call on the August house of parliament to take appropriate steps to discipline such characters. Again the NPP must cleanse itself of such dirt to appear credible in the protection of women rights.”
Mr Agyapong’s comment has been widely condemned by several individuals, civil society groups and the Christian Council of Ghana.
Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ms Hanna Tetteh had earlier stated that the “vicious attacks” were unfortunate, since the former NCCE boss is a lawyer and a professional capable of getting the EC Chair job on merit.