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Politics of Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Source: adomonline

It's pre-mature to judge Charlotte Osei - Asiedu Nketia

General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called the bluff of people judging the competency of the newly appointed Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Charlotte Osei.

Johnson Asiedu Nketiah said given the academic credentials of the lady, the job at the EC is not above her.

"It is just unfair that people are judging her for a work she is about to undertake. Why don’t they just wait and see what she can do before jumping the gun,” he stressed.

Mrs. Charlotte Osei, head of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has been appointed chair of Ghana’s electoral commission, replacing Dr Kwadwo Afari Gyan who has officially retired after reaching age 70.

Many, including the various political parties in the country have welcomed her appointment describing it as a boost for women empowerment.

While some have described her as an NDC mole, others also believed she cannot stand the political pressures associated with her new job.

But Asiedu Nketia on Asempa FM's Ekosii Sen Monday maintained that, "looking at her academic credentials, I think she really deserves it and I know she is very competent as well".

He also described as 'childish' claims that President Mahama erred in appointing a new EC boss ahead of the court pronouncement on the procedure for appointing an Electoral Commissioner.

“President Mahama didn’t appoint on his own but by the help of the constitution and so I’m not surprised because he (Mahama) refused to listen to complaints from the opposition and appointed maturely so those complaining should just stop because it is pre- mature” he stated.

Asiedu Nketia called on political parties and stakeholders to give the needed support Mrs. Osei will need to do her work professionally.