Charlotte Osei hits back with 'piercing' words from Maya Angelou

By Maame Aba Afful
Charlotte Osei hits back with 'piercing' words from Maya Angelou
Charlotte Osei hits back with 'piercing' words from Maya Angelou

Former Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei in what seems to be a message targeted at critics, has cited Maya Angelou's Still I Rise poem on her Instagram page.

 It is yet unclear the motive behind posting the poem but the post, which was attached with a beautiful picture of the former EC boss, attracted a lot of likes and comments from her followers who were inspired.

Few weeks prior to this, Charlotte Osei was removed from office as the Chair of the Electoral Commission.

She was dismissed together with her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwa following a petition from EC staff and a recommendation by the Chief Justice's committee over alleged acts of corruption.

Responding to the dismissal, a statement released by the former EC chair read, "despite all the attacks, the character assassinations, the falsehoods, the curses,and the relentless plots and threats against my family and I over the past three years of my service as the Chair of the Electoral Commission, I chose to remain silent and focused on delivering on my constitutional mandate to the best of my ability.

Mrs. Charlotte Osei is however yet to fully respond to the President's decision as according to her, it is prudent Ghana mourns and commiserates with the family of the late Vice-President Amissah-Arthur for the time being.

"At this sad time as a country, we are unified in our grief, respect and appreciation for this great man of our land and someone I had deep respect and admiration for. In due time there will be ample opportunity to fully address these matters once and for all.", she stated.

Charlotte Osei was the first female to occupy the position of EC chair in 2015 during the Mahama administration, and successfully supervised the 2016 elections.

See her Instagram Post below: