Deputy Communications Director of the largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Anthony Abayifa Karbo has said the party will not condemn its eccentric Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Ken Agyepong for insisting that the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Charlotte Osei was appointed in exchange for sex.
According to him, Ken Agyepong does not speak for the NPP and as such his comments does not represent the party’s position.
The foul-mouthed Legislator during the campaign launch of the Asokwa MP, Patricia Apeagyei on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the EC Boss alleging that she did not secure her position based on competence and merit.
Agyapong said some highly placed officials in government told Osei to “bring your buttocks in exchange of EC Chair position.”
He also said; ‘if indeed Nana Addo (the party’s running mate) wins according to the pink sheets and Charlotte Osei dares to rig the elections by twisting our arms in favour of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), we will not allow it to happen in Ghana.”
The maverick’s politician’s comment has been greeted with huge flak by a section of the public who believe the MP has debased womanhood with his unfortunate utterances and must be roundly condemned.
There have been calls on the NPP to public condemn the party financier but the “Elephant family” is yet to comment on the issue.
However speaking to Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM Tuesday, Anthony Karbo who’s also the Parliamentary Candidate for Lawra insisted that in as much as he opposes such attacks on women, he disagrees with such calls for the NPP to speak on the matter.
“I don’t think the party needs to come into this matter and I don’t think the party will go into this matter…the party shouldn’t. I don’t have evidence to what Ken is alleging, maybe he has. The media must call him and demand of him the evidence he has to his allegation. He may well be able to produce it.”
Karbo, noted that the ruling NDC must not be hypocritical on this matter as absolutely nothing was heard from the party when non NDC women supporters were attacked in such manner.
“When the NDC’s Halidu Haruna said unmarried women above 30 years are prostitutes the party was out there supporting him. When Ursula Owusu suffered verbal attacks no highly placed woman in government such as Gender Minister, Nana Oye Lithur said a word about that.”