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Due to the EC appointment snub, Akufo-Addo and I are not on speaking terms – Abronye

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Kwame Baffoe, also known as Abronye DC, the chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Bono Region, has promised never to speak to Nana Addo Dankwa AKufo-Addo, the president of Ghana.

He claims that throughout his term in office, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo treated him unfairly, and as a result, he has chosen to cut off all communication with the President.

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Abronye claims that the fact that he applied for the open position on the Election Commission but was denied the appointment because the President did not want to nominate a known party member was what broke the camel’s back.

Nowhere in the Ghanaian constitution does it state that those appointed to the Election Commission must not be citizens of Ghana. Nothing in the constitution prohibits those nominated to the Election Commission from becoming NPP, NDC, or CPP members. You are deserving of a position at the election commission as long as you are a Ghanaian.

The NDC, which is furious about the new nominations, did the same thing while they were in power. They chose Hajia Sadatu Maida, the daughter of a well-known NDC member who had just left the Commission.

“After realising she would be retiring, I requested in a letter to the President that he appoint me to replace her in 2022, but the President said he could not do that. He declared that he would not fill the job with a known NPP member. I’ve made up my mind to never speak with Nana Addo again. I won’t speak to him until after he leaves office, Abronye is reported to have said.

If the President had chosen to select him to fill the job that became open, Abronye thinks he has what it takes and would have been an excellent choice for the Election Commission.

“Because I had experience with elections in Ghana, I could have completed the task. In an interview, he stated, “I don’t know the guy he had picked, and I don’t have an issue with it. My fight, however, is that I am disappointed by the President’s failure to nominate me and I will never talk to him again.

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