Ex-president Mahama describes happenings at the EC as regrettable

In a post on his Facebook timeline, the Mr Mahama said that the actions taken by President Akufo-Addo can render all of Ghana’s democratic achievements useless.

“Current controversy surrounding removal of EC Chair and deputies and subsequent appointment of new commissioners is regrettable and carries a potential to erode Ghana's democratic credentials.”

Mr Mahama, who is on an observer mission in Zimbabwe, attached a photo of himself and Ghana’s former EC Chair Dr Afari Gyan, and wrote that he was “proud to serve on the same mission with the highly-respected former EC Chair, Kwadwo Afari Gyan, who for almost two decades established Ghana’s worldwide reputation for credible election management”.

He also appointed 3 new deputies. They are a political science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr Eric Asare Bossman; Director of Electoral services in charge of elections at the Electoral Commission, Samuel Tettey, and Ms Adjoa Esuama Abrefa, a corporate legal practitioner with specialisation in land property acquisition.

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