The Member of Parliament for Assin Central; Kennedy Agyapong, has launched a scathing attack on Charlotte Osei; the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) saying that: she was appointed in exchange for sex.
The controversial MP said this while addressing supporters of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Asokwa; a suburb of Kumasi.
In a quote attributed to him by Ultimate FM; a radio station based in the city, Agyapong said some highly placed officials in government told Osei to “bring your buttocks in exchange of EC Chair position.”
He also said; ‘if indeed Nana Addo (the party’s running mate) wins according to the pink sheets and Charlotte Osei dares to rig the elections by twisting our arms in favour of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), we will not allow it to happen in Ghana,’
This misogynistic comment joins a tall list of the MP’s inflammatory language and lack of political correctness which he is infamous for; especially during media interviews. He has made treasonous comments in the past that have landed him in the grip of security officials.
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Charlotte Osei is the country’s first female chair of the Electoral Commission, taking over from its long serving chairperson Dr. Afari Gyan. She had previously worked as the head of the National Commission for Civic Education. She was appointed by President Mahama and sworn in on June 30, 2015.