The Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen has described the logo of the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) designed under the administration of Mrs. Charlotte Osei as a symbol belonging to a secret society.
According to him, the logo could be found in the sixth and seventh book of Moses which is believed to have some cultic power wondering why she decided to use it to depict elections of Ghana in the first place.
The seasoned lawyer’s comment came a day after the Electoral Commission of Ghana in a statement announced it has reversed to use the original logo of the commission rather than what was designed under the leadership of Mr. Charlotte Osei who was sacked early this year.
Mr. Obiri Boahene commenting on the logo adopted by the Charlotte Osei led administration described it as a symbol in the 6th and 7th Books of Moses which is believed to have some cultic power.
Speaking in an interview with Kumasi-based radio station MyNewsGh.com monitored, he said “when they changed the logo, people raised a lot of comments and sentiments. Some even went to the extent that even the logo was like a symbol of a secret cult. But when I also read and saw the logo ……”
“Look have you had the opportunity to read or have a look at the Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses? You just look carefully at the logo. Considering that design of the sixth and seventh book of Moses you could see that you can get the same logo there” he revealed.
Prior to the 2016 polls, the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) to change its logo which met disapproval of some media practitioners in the country.
Some media practitioners upon sighting the new logo for the first queried the EC as to why the change.
The controversial logo has colours such as red, green, white, yellow and blue.
The explanation by the then Deputy Commissioner of the EC Georgina Opoku Amakwaah that the move is part of a re-branding exercise did not go down well with the participants of a workshop on the November polls.
She opined the new logo looks too foreign and charged the commission to revert to the old one.