We are happy Charlotte Osei is dismissed – EC staff

By Maame Aba Afful
We are happy Charlotte Osei is dismissed – EC staff
We are happy Charlotte Osei is dismissed – EC staff

 Staff of the Electoral Commission who petitioned the President to impeach the Chairperson of the Commission, Charlotte Osei have expressed that they are happy with her removal.

 The EC staff are also requesting that the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu takes up the case and considers prosecuting the former EC boss Charlotte Osei for procurement breaches.

“We are prepared to submit to the Special Prosecutor a complaint and evidence of her [Charlotte Osei] dealings with other companies and individuals which we deem to amount to abuse of office, breach of trust and conflict of interest,” the group said.

The staff numbering 17, forwarded their petition against the Chairperson in July 2017, accusing her of taking "unilateral decisions without recourse to the appropriate departments of the EC, and her deputies.

The Chief Justice's committee then began investigations into the allegations and presented a report and its recommendations to the Presidency this year.

EC Chairperson, Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwah, were removed from office following recommendations by the Chief Justice's committee which probed numerous corruption allegations leveled against them.

 

Speaking at a press conference Monday, July 9, the petitioners said they are happy with the president’s prompt action, saying “We like her removal and it makes us happy.”

A member of the petitioners and an Electoral Assistant, Mr Rabiu Sulemana, said the group will use any means necessary to ensure that “her removal is permanent and cast in stone”.

The petitioners further affirmed that 17 workers of the commission of which the former EC boss was aware of, presented the petition to the President who forwarded it to the Chief Justice, refuting allegations that there were no petitioners.

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