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Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has described the decision by the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) to storm the Electoral Commission (EC) in an attempt to drive the Deputy Commissioner out of her office as disgraceful.
He said EOCO is nothing but a ‘bogus’ entity that has succumbed itself to be manipulated by some elements at the Presidency.
There was a chaotic scene at the EC Monday, after the EOCO Boss led five heavily armed police officers with two armoured ve- hicles into the premises to forcibly remove the Deputy Chair, Georgina Opoku Amankwah, from office for resuming full official duties in defiance of a EOCO directive that asked her to stay away.
After several hours of uneasy calm at the EC, EOCO asked lawyers for the embattled Deputy Chairperson of the EC to give them two weeks to come up with their findings on their client.
Speaking on Adom TV’s Morning Show, “Badwam” yesterday, Mr. Agyapong opined that EOCO is biased towards the EC boss, Charlotte Osei and a deputy commissioner, Amadu Sulley. He argued that it was unfair for Mrs Opoku Amakwah to be forced out when indeed the two other staff at the Commission who are also under investigation are still at post.
“The principle by EOCO is wrong. EOCO is a bogus organization. They are very biased. I know there are officers who have been accused but why have they turned their guns on only one person. I don’t know that woman but I think they have not been fair to her,”
He lamented. Kennedy Agyapong maintained that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is inciting shame and exposing itself to ridicule.
The controversial MP said EOCO was directed by some elements at the Flagstaff House to coerce the interdicted Deputy Commissioner in a move to influence investigations whilst protecting the EC chair, Charlotte Osei.
“NPP members are allegedly protecting and taking orders from EC boss; I don’t hate Charlotte Osei but her utterances and behaviour is very bad and needs to be condemned.”
Source: The Daily Dispatch