Ghanaians Are Too Petty – Deputy Speaker Of Parliament On
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu, has rejected calls for the newly appointed commissioner of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Dr. Peter Appiahene, to resign because of his supposed affiliation with the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Speaking in an interview on Oyerepa TV, monitored, on Monday, Joseph Osei-Owusu, who is affectionately called Joewise, said that the calls did not make sense because there is no Ghanaian who is apolitical.
He added that suggestions that Appiahene can influence the outcome of the 2024 elections do not add up because elections are won at polling stations.
“The proper accounting of election results is done at the polling stations, pay attention to that place. We are so petty – in many instances, petty.
“In this country, there is not a single person who is not aligned left or right – there is none. The so-called NGOs, each one of them (is aligned with a party). They each have their preferences; Public appearance is a different matter, but they each have their preferences.
“What I did yesterday cannot show that my integrity is at stake for what I do today,” he said in Twi.