NORSAAC, a gender-based organisation, has condemned the uncomplimentary attacks launched by a Member of Parliament (MP) on Mrs Charlotte Osei, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC).
Mr Kennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin North was reported to have stated at a rally in Kumasi that “the Chairperson of the EC exchanged her womanhood for the position”.
NORSAAC in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Mr Alhassan Mohammed Awal, and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Tamale, said the comments by the MP were an attack on womanhood and must be condemned unreservedly.
The statement, therefore, demanded that Parliament should publicly distance itself from the utterance, reprimand the MP, ask him to withdraw the statement subject to a time period beyond, which he must appear before the Privileges Committee.
It demanded that the New Patriotic Party, on whose ticket the MP stands, must equally distance itself from the comment and impress on the MP to withdraw the statement or face severe disciplinary actions from the party.
It also urged civil society organisations and gender activists to demonstrate their solidarity to Mrs Osei in these times and resist statements that debase womanhood and denigrated women in leadership positions.