The Council of Elders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been petitioned to review the recent appointment of former Minister of Communications Dr Edward Kofi Omane Boamah as the Director of Elections and IT.
The petition was lodged by Delanyo Agbe, who describes himself “as a concerned NDC supporter and social activist, deeply invested in the progress and success of our party”.
Among other grounds, the petitioner says Dr Omane Boamah lacks the expertise to manage elections and IT.
“Election management and ICT are critical components of modern political campaigning,” he wrote.
“Dr. Omane Boamah’s medical background, while noteworthy, does not seem to align with the intricate technicalities of information and communication technology and the complexities of electoral processes.”
He expressed high esteem for the decision of the leadership of the party but urged “that we ensure the right people are placed in roles that align with their strengths and competencies”.
“I implore you to consider this petition seriously and to engage in an open dialogue regarding the concerns raised,” Mr Agbe wrote in his petition.
“The NDC’s future success hinges on our ability to adapt, evolve, and address shortcomings effectively.”
Meanwhile, Dr Omane Boamah has responded to another accusation of being a board member of Afrah International Hospital.
“It is important to clarify that I have never served as a Board Member or a Practitioner in-charge at Afrah International Hospital. That fact can be verified from the Registrar General’s Department and the Health Facilities Regulatory Agency, the official repositories of such information.
“For the avoidance of any doubt let me add that I am neither a partner nor a shareholder of the hospital.
“I have only practised medicine part-time at the Afrah International Hospital, a matter of public knowledge. Anyone who doubts this information can search for the truth from the regulatory bodies mentioned above.
“We must understand that disease does not discriminate based on political affiliations. It does not know NDC or NPP.
“I therefore urge all to refrain from impugning the professional integrity of medical practitioners and their practice.”