Policy analyst, Mr Senyo Hosi has called for a change in the mode of appointing Commissioners to the Electoral Commission (EC) and also the Chair.
He described the current modus operandi as a poor way of appointing the Commissioners and added that, it does not augur well for the stability of the democracy.
According to him the current system is ‘sick’ and does not favour the Ghanaian people.
Mr Hosi said he cannot shudder to think what the NDC will do should they win power with the current EC Chair, Jean Mensah still in office.
“The poor consultative process in the appointment of Charlotte Osei and the infamous maneuvering to oust her and the equally no consensual process in appointing Jean Mensa do not augur well for our democratic stability. I shudder to think of what the NDC will do should they assume office with Jean Mensa in office.
“This tells us that the system is sick and it is not working for we the people. So I recommend a more consensual process that has still the president nominate the commissioners for the approval by Parliament by two thirds Majority.
“I also believe our constitution to demand the president to adopt a public process requiring a recruitment process that includes interested persons to apply.”