Flagbearer of the All People’s Congress (APC) Hassan Ayariga has lashed out at Charlotte Osei as failing at her job at the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE).
Before being appointed as the Chair of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), Madam Osei had served four years as Commissioner for NCCE.
But Mr Ayariga says the recent “common” errors committed by two subscribers to his presidential nomination forms, which led to his disqualification, are the fault of poor education done by the NCCE.
Two of Mr Ayariga’s subscribers were said to have also endorsed forms for the flagbearer of the People’s National Convention (PNC), the reason for his disqualification aside his failure to provide evidence on his statutory declaration.
“For us that fault does not lie on political parties but lies with the NCCE,” Mr Ayariga minced no words on Wednesday, October 26 after the preliminary hearing on his court challenge of EC’s decision to disqualify him.
“So if those common mistakes are happening, then it means that as a former NCCE boss, she didn’t do a good job,” he stressed.
“If she had done a good job, I don’t think we would have these kinds of common errors from the voter.”
Counsels for both parties – APC and EC – have been given up to Monday to present oral statements on their cases for judgement.