The Minister of Gender and Social Protection, Oye Lithur has called on the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong to apologise for what she describes as insulting comments against the Chairperson of Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei.
The NPP MP launched a scathing attack on Charlotte Osei, alleging that she was appointed after having sex with some bigwigs in government.
Oye Lithur in a quick rebuttal described Mr. Ayapong’s comments as regrettable, adding that “women of Ghana will not countenance such comments and personal attacks on women who have committed to serve Ghana in public office.”
“You are in Public Office and should promote non-discrimination, respect for human dignity and gender equality by your comments and conduct,” Oye Lithur added.
A private legal practitioner, Ace Anan Ankomah has also condemned the MP’s comments and called on Ghanaians to speak against the development.
“I call on all well-meaning Ghanaians to speak up and out against this and any other denigration of women. The African woman works against considerable odds to attain heights that men take for granted.
It is not allowed for her to be denigrated in this manner, simply because a person disagrees with her. I call on political parties whose members make such comments to have the guts, spine and cojones to condemn such statements too.”