The Daily Graphic congratulates Ghana's career diplomat Ambassador Kwesi Quartey on his election to the high office of deputy Chairperson of the AU commission. His election brings to three, the number of Ghanaians elected to various positions within the AU commission at the just ended AU summit. While commending the government for pushing the appointment of Ghanaians to occupy key international positions without recourse to their political leanings, the Graphic urges government to apply same in appointing people to public office locally. The paper finds it worrying the numerous instances of termination of appointments of people heading public institutions because they are perceived to belong to an opposing political party. The Graphic concludes by stating bluntly that the practice does not augur well for development and is becoming a tragedy of Ghana's democracy.