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General News of Tuesday, 12 December 2017


Give me copy of petition seeking my removal – EC Chair

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Charlotte Osei, has petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to furnish her with a copy of the petition seeking her removal from office.

She noted that the petition seeking her removal came to her attention through the media.

In July this year, some staff of the EC petitioned Nana Akufo-Addo to remove Mrs. Osei from office over alleged abuse of office, causing financial loss to the state and breaches of Ghana’s procurement laws.

The President forwarded the petition to the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo to deal with the matter.

Mrs Osei is to answer for six allegations out of the 27 accusations levelled against her by her two deputies Amadu Sulley (in charge of Operations), and Georgina Amankwa (in charge of Corporate Services).

Ahead of the hearing, she wants Nana Akufo-Addo and the Chief Justice to make available to her, a copy of the petition, which is the basis of the impending proceedings against her.

“Respectfully your Excellency, I would appreciate being furnished with a copy of the said petition to enable me obtain the requisite advice I may need on the matter,” she requested in a letter.