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Ghana's Electoral Commissioners from 1992 and who appointed them

The top three positions at the Electoral Commission (EC) remain vacant following President Akufo-Addo’s decision to wield the axe.

Last Thursday, Charlotte Osei was removed from her post as Chairperson of the EC following a recommendation by the Chief Justice.

She was sacked together with her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwah.

The three were fired over alleged cases of incompetence, diversion of funds among other untoward acts.

As it stands, all top three EC positions are vacant, with President Akufo-Addo now set to appoint persons who take up the mantle.

However, have you wondered which government or president appointed all the various EC officials since the Fourth Republic began?

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Below are all the former Electoral Commissioners (both past and present) from the Rawlings regime till date:

Dr. Kojo Afari-Gyan (Retired Chairman) – Appointed by Jerry John Rawlings in 1992

Ebenezer Aggrey (Commissioner) – Appointed by John Agyekum Kufour in 2004

Paulina Adobea Dadzawa (Retired Commissioner) – Appointed by John Agyekum Kufour in 2004

Hajia Sa-Adatu Maida (Commissioner) – Appointed by John Evans Atta-Mills in 2010

Rebecca Kabukie (Commissioner) – Appointed by John Evans Atta-Mills in 2010

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Amadu Sulley (Sacked Deputy Chairperson) – Appointed by Jerry John Rawlings in 1985

Georgina Opoku Amankwah (Sacked Deputy Chairperson) – Appointed by John Mahama in 2013

Charlotte Osei (Sacked Chairperson) – Appointed by John Mahama

Source: yen.com.gh

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