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03 July 2016

Ken Agyapong must apologise – NACCC

Mrs. Charlotte OseiA statement signed by the General Secretary of NACCC, Bishop Gideon Titi-Ofei said “He [Ken Agyapong] must retract and apologize to all hard working Ghanaian women in general and Mrs Charlotte Osei in particular without further delay if the statement attributed to him is true.”

The National Association of Charismatics and Christian Churches (NACCC) has demanded an apology from opposition MP, Kennedy Agyapong, for alleging that the Electoral Commission (EC) Chair traded her body for her position.

A statement signed by the General Secretary of NACCC, Bishop Gideon Titi-Ofei said “He [Ken Agyapong] must retract and apologize to all hard working Ghanaian women in general and Mrs Charlotte Osei in particular without further delay if the statement attributed to him is true.”

MP for Assin Central, Kennedy AgyapongplayKen Agyapong

 

The Member of Parliament for Assin Central had recently on a campaign platform accused Mrs. Charlotte Osei of having sexual encounters with some bigwigs in the governing NDC to be appointed EC chair.

The comments did not go down well with some sections of the public, including many civil society organisations and women groups.

The Minister of Gender Children and Social Protection subsequently requested an apology from Mr. Kennedy Agyepong on behalf of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission.

The NACCC also believes that the comments were unfortunate as women in Ghana have “contributed immensely to national development by playing various leadership roles in education, politics, business, sports, religion and commerce despite our male dominated social-cultural environment.”

Below is the full statement from the NACCC:

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHARISMATICS & CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

GHANAIAN WOMEN ARE MORE HONOURABLE

The National Association of Charismatics and Christian Churches (NACCC) is shocked by attempts to ridicule the achievements of Ghanaian women in the eye of the public.

Ghanaian women since independence have contributed immensely to national development by playing various leadership roles in education, politics, business, sports, religion and commerce despite our male dominated social-cultural environment.

These women broke the glass-ceiling without compromising on their values. Against all odds single Ghanaian mothers without the help of men have worked hard whether in the market or in the boardroom to put food on the tables for their children, clothes at their back and shelter over their heads.

It is against this background that NACCC calls on Ghanaians to disregard the recent statement allegedly made by Hon. Kennedy Agyapong which seems to suggest that the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission got her job by offering sexual favours. He must retract and apologize to all hard working Ghanaian women in general and Mrs Charlotte Osei in particular without further delay if the statement attributed to him is true.

As we prepare towards the upcoming elections, NACCC urges all Ghanaians especially politicians to watch their utterances and admonishes all adhere to the biblical Counselling in Colossians 4:6:

[6] Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Signed:

Bishop Gideon Titi-Ofei, General Secretary

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