The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has written a petition to the Council of State to reconsider the appointments of Hajia Salima Ahmed Tijani and Dr Peter Appiahene to the board of the Electoral Commission.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday, March 20, swore in three new members of the Electoral Commission (EC) governing board. They included Rev. Akua Ofori Boateng, Salima Ahmed Tijani, and Dr Peter Appiahene.
However, the appointments have largely been criticized by some section of the public and civil society organisations including the Coalition for Democratic Election Observers (CODEO) who have called on the president to rescind the appointments due to their affiliation with the ruling NPP.
The NDC in a letter to the Council of State and copied to some selected embassies in Ghana stated that the appointments will further dent the already soiled reputation of the Electoral Commission and must be reconsidered in the interest of the majority of Ghanaians.
Read below the full letter by the NDC to the Council of State: