Concerned Clergy cautions against attempts to remove EC Chair

A group calling itself Concerned Clergy Association of Ghana, (CCA) has stated that attempts by faceless individuals to forcefully push the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Charlotte Osei out of her position is dangerous and a threat to the security of the country.

The group noted that although dangerous, some respectable people in society, including some clergy have fallen into the trap “to frustrate and remove the EC boss out of office”.

In a statement signed by its leader, Bishop Prince Benny Wood, it said “irrespective of the nature of the unfolding events at the EC, we still believe the Commission is capable of rising to the occasion if the need be, any call for resignation or removal is premature and misplaced.”

“We expected that after having conducted a successful election which is the only “uncontested” result in the history of our nation, the attack that greeted her appointment will be put to rest but it seems to us that some people have made it their agenda to remove her from office by all means.

“It is interesting to observe that when the petition became public sections of the public started calling for her resignation and when she responded, she was again called upon to resign, so it looks like right from the beginning the agenda was to get her out whether the allegations in the petition were true or not,” it said.

The statement cautioned that any premature attempts to remove or force the EC Chairperson to resign may plunge the nation into chaos and mar the enviable record as an oasis of peace, stability and democracy in Africa.

Unfortunately, it noted that some respectable people in society, including some clergy have fallen into a trap to frustrate and remove the EC boss out of office –mynewsgh.com

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