General News Fri, 29 Jun 2018

I’ll respond to my removal in due course – Charlotte Osei

Immediate past Electoral Commission Chairperson, Charlotte Osei, has said she will refrain from commenting on her removal from office in the meantime.

This is because of the passing of the former Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.

“With the heartbreaking news of the sudden demise of our former Vice-President, H.E. Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, I will at this time, withhold my response to the President’s decision, while we commiserate with his family and pray for the peaceful repose of his soul,” Mrs. Osei said in a statement.

She added that “in due time there will be ample opportunity to fully address these matters once and for all.”

Mrs. Osei was found to have breached procurement laws in the award of several contracts in her three-year heading the EC.

This led to her, along with her two deputies, being removed from the commission.

The report of a committee set up by the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, to probe the commission heads, recommended their removal from office.

Charlotte Osei was investigated over six separate allegations of various procurement breaches, for which a prima facie case was established.

But the former EC Boss maintains that she has had to withstand plots and lies against her.

“Despite all the attacks, the character assassinations, the falsehoods, the curses, and the relentless plots and threats against my family and I over the past three years of my service as the Chair of the Electoral Commission, I chose to remain silent and focused on delivering on my constitutional mandate to the best of my ability,” she said.

Find below Charlotte Osei’s full statement

Source: citinewsroom.com
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