The Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged President Mahama to appoint a successor to Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan who would restore confidence in the Electoral Commission.
The Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Afari Gyan is set for retirement in June after heading the EC for 22 years.
Various political parties in Ghana have urged the President to widely consult to make the right choice.
They have called for a person with integrity and impeccable record of achievement in the public service to be appointed.
Several names including Executive Director of governance think-tank IDEG Dr Emmanuel Akwetey, Deputy Chairman of Electoral Commission Amadu Sulley, Executive Director of the Center for Democratic Development Professor Emmanuel Gyimah Boadi and chairman of the World Cup Commission Justice Senyo Dzamefe are all names that have popped up in the running for the democratic arbiter in Ghana.
Speaking to Bola Ray on Starr Chat Wednesday, the former Attorney General said majority of Ghanaians have lost confidence and hope in the work of the Electoral Commission and it is necessary Mahama appoints someone who can restore that confidence.
“There is a need for a wider consultation in the appointment of the new EC boss,” Nana Addo said, adding “we need someone who will restore confidence in the EC”.