EC Commissioners’ integrity injured – CDD

The integrity of the chairperson of the Electoral Commission Mrs Charlotte Osei and two other commissioners has been bruised following a public brawl among them.

“The way all of them have been so badly exposed I don’t see how they can repair the damage and continue to enjoy the credibility that they so badly need to run such an institution,” Prof. Baffour Agyemang-Duah, a member of the governing board of the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), said.

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) is investigating some top officials of the EC including deputy chairs Mrs. Opoku Amankwaa and Amadu Sulley at the behest of the chairperson of the EC Mrs. Charlotte Osei. Details emanating from the investigations have sullied the image of the electoral body as political watchers call on them to step aside pending the outcome of the probe.

Prof. Agyemang-Duah is pushing for a bi-partisan approach into the issue so that “the outcome of such investigation will raise no question.”

He stressed: “There is no need to continuously denigrate each other in public… it’s necessary to have a comprehensive investigation and that process should be bi-partisan so that the outcome of such investigation will raise no question.”

According to him, the three commissioners “have lost their legitimacy to play any role in the commission and they have exposed themselves so badly to the public that I don’t see how their integrity henceforth can be sustained.

“The commission is key to our democratic process. If the allegations are true all of them have lost their credibility in the eyes of the public.”



Source: starrfmonline

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