The Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), has called the President Nana Akuffo Addo to asking Madam Charlotte Osei and her two Deputy Commissioners to step aside for fair and equitable investigations to be carried out.
According to them, there so much bad blood among them that they could not work together.
“We need to remind you that the EC is such an important institution in maintaining peace and stability in this country and it is only appropriate that we the Citizens do not have clouds in our minds about the nonalignment and impartiality of our Electoral Commission,” they said.
Speaking at the press conference the National Vice Chairman of AFAG Mr. Henry Asante, point out that, AFAG is puzzled as to why President Akufo Addo has failed to ask the EC Boss and two deputies to step aside from the Commission when the Chief Justice has established a Prima facie case in the allegations against her.
He revealed that, it is on record that a number of grave allegations have been hovering over and around the Office of Mrs. Charlotte Osei to the extent that workers of the Electoral Commission braved the fear of victimization they are likely to suffer at work to petition the Office of the President for her removal from Office.
He stated that, in 2015, Madam Lauretta Lamptey, the commissioner for Human Rights and Administrative Justice was suspended by President John Mahama following the establishment of a prima facie case against her by the Chief Justice, madam Georgina wood for professional misconduct. This is as a result of a GHC180, 000.00 she spent to renovate her Official residence.
Mr. Asante added that, Mrs. Charlotte Osei suspended Mrs. Georgina Amankwa when an allegation case was made against her for siphoning GHC480, 177.87 the case Dr.Richard Anane is also an example.
AFAG had long expected the President to act and spare the Electoral commission from further damage in credibility. “We strongly hold the petition that the outcome of whatever investigation that would be conducted could be compromised if she continues remain in Office.”
AFAG further recommends all three Commissioners should be asked to step aside till cleared.
By: Bernard K Dadzie