EC impasse: Seven commissioners appear before Parliament

EC COMMISSIONERS FULL 1 EC Chair, Charlotte Osei with some officials of the commission

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 Source: starrfmonline.com

The leadership of Parliament has summoned all the seven commissioners at the electoral commission over the impasse that has plagued the election management body over the last two weeks.

The chairperson of the commission Charlotte Osei and two of her deputies; Georgina Opoku Amankwaa and Amadu Sulley have been embroiled in a public spat with each corner throwing allegations through the media.

While the deputies accuse their leader of incompetence and managerial ineptitude, she, on the other hand, has fingered the duo in financial malfeasance at the commission.

The wrangling came on the back of a faceless petition sent to the Presidency, through a lawyer, by some staff of the commission who are seeking the removal of Mrs. Osei from office.

Although parliament had been billed to meet Mrs. Osei on accreditation charges slapped on the media ahead of the 2016 polls, the agenda appears to have been shifted to the rather more pressing confusion at the commission.

Meanwhile, the EC chair has sued the lawyer of the faceless petitioners, Maxwell Opoku Agyemang, asking the court to inflict cost on him for defaming her.

Source: starrfmonline.com
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