Petitioners who caused the removal of Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei have accused her of contributing largely to the death of one of the petitioners, George Avukawey.
The petitioners claimed the late George Avukawey become seriously sick and was seeking for financial assistance from the Commission to help him receive health but was painfully denied that assistance by Madam Charlotte Osei, who was supposed to sign for the release of the money because she found out that he was part of the petitioners.
“He become very sick, and he needed Madam Charlotte Osei to just sign a document for him to seek health care but because he was one of us, he was denied the support and through that, our friend to pass on” they said.
Contrary to claims that, the late George Avukavey passed on eight years ago, but his name had been added to the petitioners, the petitioners revealed to Kasapa Fm morning show host Kwaku Owusu Agyei a.k.a Pato, with documents of his death which showed that the deceased died on 20th November, 2017 and was buried on the 2nd of December, 2017.
In July 2017, some staff of the EC petitioned President Nana Akufo-Addo to remove Mrs. Osei from office over allegations of fraud and financial malfeasance as well as abuse of office.
Some of the allegations involved the unilateral award of contracts by the EC boss in the run-up to the 2016 general election.
Subsequently, Charlotte Osei and two of her deputies were removed from office by President Nana Akufo-Addo over allegations of procurement breaches and in some cases financial malfeasance.
The President took the decision after a committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate a petition against the top EC officials made the recommendations in its report.