Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress has said his party, cannot work with JEAN ADUKWEI MENSA who has been nominated to chair the Electoral Commission.
According to him, President Nana Akufo-Addo by his appointment of the new EC officials is gradually plunging the country into chaos.
Mr. Ade Coker said as a major stakeholder the NDC should have been consulted before the Jean’s Mensa’s appointment.
“If we are not careful and we start this kind of trajectory, we will end up breaking this country. Let us be seen doing the right thing. We are not going to work with her [Jean Mensa ]. We will get there [elections 2020] we will cross the bridge.”
Speaking on Citi TV’s Breakfast Daily show, Mr. Ade Coker likened the NDC’s stance on the new EC appointments to a football match were one team refuses to play because they have unresolved issues with the officiating referees. He says it is impossible for the NPP to go Elections 2020 alone.
“How can you a football match and one of the teams say we don’t want the referee and the team doesn’t play the match. How can you play the match? You will it play alone. Let’s be serious; we are major stakeholders. We have come a long way. 25 years of political dispensation. Let’s not truncate it.”
Citing a citinewsroom.com publication in 2015 when the then Flagbearer of the NPP called on President John Mahama to be transparent in the appointment of a replacement for the outgoing EC boss, Mr. Ade Coker said President Nana Akufo-Addo with the appointment of Mrs. Jean Mensa had taken the same actions he advised Ex-President Mahama against.
Mr. Ade Coker further accused Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa and the newly nominated deputy EC Chair Dr. Eric Asare Bossman of being well-known sympathizers of the NPP.
He also said Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa is a card-bearing member of the NPP hence not fit for the EC top job.