Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa constituency, KT Hammond has described the conduct of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Charlotte Osei as “unserious”.
The EC Chairperson has come under fire for, among others things, undertaking a rebranding exercise which critics say is unnecessary, especially when it has other pressing matters to deal with ahead of the November elections.
Speaking on Eyewitness News, the Adansi Asokwa legislator stated that the decision to replace the Commission’s logo among others seems to suggest that
Ms. Charlotte Osei is “joking with Ghana.”
“We don’t have a lot of time to go. Madam Charlotte is joking with Ghana. At the end of the day she is superintending over all that is going on,” K.T Hammond stated.
Go back to Supreme Court
K.T Hammond also challenged the plaintiffs who sued the EC over the credibility of the voters’ register to return to court to seek a clearer interpretation of its ruling on the case.
The apex court on May 5, asked the Electoral Commission to expunge from the current voters’ register the names of all persons who registered and voted in the 2012 elections, with the National Health Insurance card as a proof of identity.
But the EC after studying the ruling said its understanding does not suggest the use of any new process to delete the names of those who registered with NHIS cards, since at the time of registration, there was no law barring them.
The NPP MP however advised the applicants to go back to the court to get a clearer understanding of the ruling.
“I would have wished the Supreme Court would have made a clear and plain ruling but their ruling raises a lot of eyebrows. They should quickly go back to the Supreme Court for clarification.”