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General News of Thursday, 25 January 2018


Charlotte Osei and her feuding deputies must 'step aside' - AFAG

Chairperson of the EC, Charlotte Osei Chairperson of the EC, Charlotte Osei

Pro-NPP Pressure group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), has joined calls for the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission and her deputies to step aside, following allegations of financial malfeasance leveled against them.

Madam Charlotte Osei and her deputies have come under extreme pressure to resign, following allegations of corruption made against her by employees of the Commission.

The group, at a press conference today, January 25, petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to with immediate effect ask the EC Boss to leave her post for further investigation.

They were emphatic that “Her continued stay undermines the credibility of the Electoral Commission. Her presence undermines the principle of fair trial. With her still at post, she stampede the availability of witnesses.”

In a statement read, AFAG wonders “Why President Akufo-Addo has failed to ask the EC boss Mrs. Charlotte Osei to step aside from the Commission when the Chief Justice has established a prima facie case in the allegations against her.”

“AFAG urges you [President] to take the honorable Executive step by asking Madam Charlotte Osei and her deputy commissioners to step-aside for fair and equitable investigations to be carried out. 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”, portion of the statement read.

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