CHARLOTTE OSEI AND HER TWO DEPUTIES SHOULD BE FACING TRIAL - OBIRI BOAHEN

• Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen has said that former EC boss Madam Charlotte Osei should be facing trial for financial misappropriation. • He says her two other deputies; Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwah must also be tried. • Speaking on 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, he revealed that a financial report has indicted them for financial misappropriation. • He expressed worry that the ruling party is delaying in initiating prosecution against them.

DEPUTY GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE RULING NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY (NPP), NANA OBIRI BOAHEN

Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen has said that former EC boss Madam Charlotte Osei should be facing trial for financial misappropriation.

He says her two other deputies; Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwah must also be tried.

Speaking on 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, he revealed that a financial report has indicted them for financial misappropriation.

He expressed worry that the ruling party is delaying in initiating prosecution against them.


A STATEMENT SIGNED AND ISSUED BY THE FORMER MINISTER OF INFORMATION, DR MUSTAPHA ABDUL-HAMID SAID: "THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO, HAS, ON THURSDAY, 28TH JUNE, 2018, REMOVED FROM OFFICE THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION, MRS. CHARLOTTE OSEI, AND HER TWO DEPUTIES, MR. AMADU SULLEY AND MS. GEORGINA OPOKU AMANKWAH, WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT."

"But I believe that very soon the government will begin prosecution," he said.

"It is not that we want to witch-hunt them but I believe that if they are prosecuted, it will serve as a deterrent to others," he added.

He however, asked the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to stay away from accusing the current Electoral Commission's Chairperson, Madam Jean Mensa and one of her deputies, Dr. Bssman Asare wrongly.

"They are independent-minded people doing their work," he stated.

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Background

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT MR. AMADU SULLEY MRS. CHARLOTTE OSEI AND GEORGINA OPOKU AMANKWAA

The former Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwaa were removed from office following a report from a committee that indicted them for misconduct.

Their removal was based on recommendations from the committee that investigated corruption and misconduct allegations against them.

Some concerned workers of the Electoral Commission in July 2017 petitioned the President and the Chief Justice to begin impeachment processes against the Chairperson of the Commission, Mrs. Charlotte Osei.

They accused Mrs. Osei of taking unilateral decisions without recourse to the appropriate departments of the EC, even her deputies.

The group also accused the EC Chair of engaging in fraudulent activities, citing her decision to cancel a contract awarded to Superlock Technologies Limited (STL) to supply and manage Biometric Voter Registration machines (BVRs) and the Biometric Voter Devices (BVDs), as well as her directive for the payment of $76,000 to IT firm, Dream Oval.

Following that, a counter-argument ensued between Mrs. Osei and her two deputies that portrayed that all was not well between the three topmost commissioners at the EC.

A counter-petition was also filed for the removal of the two other commissioners, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwaa.

After about a year of investigations, the Chief Justice's committee handed over its report to the presidency.

A statement signed and issued by the former Minister of Information, Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid said: "The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has, on Thursday, 28th June, 2018, removed from office the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Charlotte Osei, and her two deputies, Mr. Amadu Sulley and Ms. Georgina Opoku Amankwah, with immediate effect."




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