Founder and Leader of the All People’s Congress (APC), Dr. Hassan Ayariga has declared his stance on the dismissal of the EC Chair, Mrs. Charlotte Osei, by disassociating himself from the impending protest of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) against President’s directive.
According to him, he and his party (APC) cannot be part of a crusade which is against the public order act, where the police has not even been duly notified.
Dr. Ayariga commended the President for acting boldly on this matter, and also the Chief Justice and her committee for confirming what he and the APC have always said about Mrs. Charlotte Osei.
He also urged the people of Ghana to embrace the President’s decision by seeing it as an opportunity to reform the EC.
Read statement below…
I wish to disassociate myself and the APC from the reckless demonstration the NDC is scheduled to embark tomorrow. The demonstration is against the public order act, as the police has not been duly notified, the APC and myself cannot be part of the process.
On the substantive issue of the removal of the Madam Charlotte Osei, the APC wish to commend the Chief Justice and her committee for confirming what we have always said about Madam Charlotte Osei. We wish to commend the President for acting boldly on this matter.
The arrogance and abuse of office by Madam Charlotte Osei left no one in doubt that she was a danger to the EC and the country. In the 2016 election, the hostility she showed towards the APC and its leader and her utterances gave her out as an unfair commissioner.
I urged the people of Ghana to embrace this decision and see it as an opportunity to reform the EC.
Dr Hassan Ayariga
APC Founder and Leader.