This came after critics said the case lodged with the LCC over the prime minister’s alleged sexual misconduct will be a test to the commission’s independence.
However, Emmanuel Kouhota said under the Leadership Code (further provision) amendment act 1999, it has four people including the Prime Minister to appoint new commissioners.
Mr Kouhota said unlike the Leadership Code (further provision) act 1979, which was now repealed, it gave power only to the Prime Minister to appoint commissioners.
He said therefore the new act is much fairer when it comes to appointment of new commissioners because even without the absence of prime minister, the leader of opposition, attorney general and chairman of public service can do the appointment.
In their work, Mr Kouhota said the Commission has an ethic to maintain independence and neutrality.
But he said this all come down to the commissioners to maintain their independence and neutrality as well.
“However, we have ethics to maintain neutrality and independence at all times,” he said.
Mr Kouhota encourages everyone to have faith in the Commission.
By Eddie Osifelo
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