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EC Boss Must Sue CJ – MP

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Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor has urged the dismissed chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana, Madam Charlotte Osei to go to court and cchallenge her dismissal.

He said that there are legal breaches in the process used in ousting Mrs Osei, for which she must seek redress in court.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 28 June removed Mrs Osei and her two deputies, Georgina Opoku Amankwah and Amadu Sulley, from office

A committee set up by Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo, to investigate separate complaints brought against the three persons by Ghanaian citizens, recommended their removal.

In 2017, the five-member committee investigated alleged acts 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 her deputies insisting that she has done nothing wrong and only being hounded out because she is fighting internal graft. The president, in accordance with the constitution, forwarded the petition to the Chief Justice to look into the matter.

Mr Dafeamekpor told Chief Jerry Forson on Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM on Tuesday, 3 July that: “The government purported to have followed due process in her removal, this is something they planned even when in opposition.

“The NPP planned that in the event of they winning the elections, they were going to oust Charlotte Osei, and, so, when they came they introduced all sort of mechanisms to oust the woman.”

He added: “I will want her to go to court and challenge the findings of the Committee.”

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