October 26, 2020

The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has noted that the suspicion surrounding the composition of the Electoral Commission (EC) and other Commissioners did not start yesterday or a day before yesterday.

According to him the time has come for the constitution to be interrogated for the nation to better the composition of the EC so as to engender the trust in the institution.

He further pointed out that if the Commissioner and other Commissioners have to be nominated by the president, the time has come for Ghana to agree on a prior parliamentary approval and it should be absolute and not just a simple majority.

“The president who is making the nomination would be forced to be more consultative, right from all the major stakeholders, it would prevent the kind of acrimonies that we have every now and then. At the heart of the debate is the personalities we all think they have political colouration”, he said.

He made this remarks on Monday, October 26, 2020 when the Ministry for Parliamentary Affairs had an engagement with the security agencies and the political parties on the theme, “2020 election and its implications for peace and security in Ghana”.

Mr. Osei-Kyei questioned who did not know the political colouration of Dr. Afari Gyan, but there were no problems in those times and admonished that as a country we should be guided, because at the end of the day, “we have all resolved to keep the unity and stability of this country; our actions and inactions must reflect, let us see how to improve the system for the good of the country”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com