General News Sun, 1 Jul 2018
NPP’s First Vice Chairman of the Brong Ahafo Region, Kwame Baffoe aka Abronye DC has expressed delight with President Nana Akufo- Addo’s decision to remove the Electoral Commission boss and her two deputies from office.Citing some conducts of Mrs Charlotte Osei has 'unacceptable' – the outspoken NPP member noted that, the trio removal will save the country from possible pandemonium in the next elections.
“If the commissioners had stayed in office for long, they would have dragged Ghana into a war torn nation” Abronye said in a statement copied to Peacefmonline.com
President Nana Akufo-Addo has removed Mrs Charlotte Osei from office as Chair of the Electoral Commission.
Her two deputies - Georgina Opoku Amankwa and Amadu Sulley - have also been removed from office by the president with immediate effect.
A committee set up by the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, to investigate separate complaints brought against the three persons by Ghanaian citizens, recommended their removal.
In 2017, a five-member committee was set up by Chief Justice to investigate alleged act of corruption involving Mrs Osei and her two Deputies.
Some staff of the EC petitioned Nana Akufo-Addo to remove Mrs Osei from office over allegations of fraud and financial malfeasance as well as abuse of office.
Mrs Osei also counter-alleged corruption against his deputies insisting that she has done nothing wrong and only being hounded out because she is fighting internal graft.
Read Below the statement
I am very excited and delighted that finally my plea, prayer and wish has been granted by the president. I would like to commend the president and the committee established by the Chief Justice for prudent and diligent work done.
As soon as Charlotte Osei was appointed to the office of the electoral commission as commissioner general, she began to be selective. She was bias in all her dealings to the extent that, upon her appointment, she also appointed her own Communication Director and maliciously terminated the appointment of the old Communication Director.
She also appointed one guy as his personal assistant and she was paying him $25,000 as a monthly allowance from the accounts of the commission.
Days after which she was appointed, she reported the accountant of the commission by name Joseph Kwaku Asamoah to EOCO with regards to issues related to the Endowment Fund in order for him (Joseph Kwaku Asamoah) be removed from office so that she can gain access to the funds of the EC.
Subsequently, Joseph Kwaku Asamoah was suspended by EOCO to pave way for further probe into the allegations leveled by Madam Charlotte Osei against him.
Later, upon further and thorough investigations by EOCO, Joseph Kwaku Asamoah was vindicated, and was cleared for no wrong done.
After the EOCO report, Charlotte Osei insisted she cannot work with Joseph Kwaku Asamoah even though the report vindicated him for not going contrary to any law.
Currently, Joseph Kwaku Asamoah is still at home because Charlotte who was the then boss insisted she can't work with him for no reason.
It wasn't only Joseph Kwaku Asamoah who was sidelined by Madam Charlotte Osei there were several others who faced same unfair treatments.
It is very good the committee recommended that Charlotte Osei and her two deputies be removed from office.
If the commissioners had stayed in office for long, they would have dragged Ghana into a war torn nation.
NPP’s First Vice Chairman, Brong Ahafo Region