, has blamed the former National Democratic Congress (NDC) government under President John Mahama for the internal wrangling at the Electoral Commission (EC).
The internal dispute at the country’s election management body has seen the Chairperson, Charlotte Osei, pitched against two of her deputies, Georgina Amankwaa and Amadu Sulley in what many see as the result of a long standing unresolved dispute.
The simmering tension at the top hierarchy of the Commission erupted after some unknown staff at the EC petitioned President Nana Akufo-Addo her removal on claims that she (Mrs. Osei) lacks competence.
They also allege that she took some critical financial decisions that breached the Public Procurement Act.
But Mrs. Osei rebutted the claims and launched her own attack against her two deputies, setting the tone for a widely condemned war of accusations and counter accusations.
Commenting on the matter, the former Attorney-General, said part of the problem at the EC has come about because a corrupt NDC government went ahead to appoint Mrs. Osei against public fierce disapproval by a section of the public.
“The NDC’s precipitate defensive actions, without waiting for the blood to cool and reason to assume its seat, when the petition against their appointed Electoral Commission Chairperson, Charlotte Osei, became public knowledge, may see all the three Commissioners appointed by the Congress or a number of them whipped out of office and new ones appointed by their so called adversaries, the NPP,” Mr Amidu said in his latest opinion piece released Sunday evening.
He also took a swipe at the EC Chair’s competence, surmising that Mrs Osei may not have been cut out for the job in the first place.
“She should not have allowed herself to have been baited into fighting and exchanging vituperative words publicly with both Deputy Commissioners and other members of management. Speaking for myself, she once more exhibited her incompetence and lack of leadership skills that in my view rendered her unfit for appointment to the high office of Electoral Commissioner in the first place.”