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General News of Friday, 21 July 2017


I will respond to 'bogus' petition in due time – Charlotte Osei

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei has rubbished allegations of financial malfeasance brought against her by some employees of the Election Management Body.

A section of the EC staff known as the Concerned Staff of the Electoral Commission have accused the Head of the Commission of breaching procurement regulations and disregarding administrative procedures in the management of the Electoral body.

They also charged her with cronyism and witch hunting of pro-NPP staff members.

But Mrs. Osei in a rebuttal said the allegations leveled against her are bogus, adding these are machinations by unscrupulous persons to give her a bad name.

“The contents of the said ‘petition’ which has been widely circulated on social media and published by the mainstream media, are frivolous, baseless and are actuated by malice and ill will. These allegations are in my view, the product of an overactive evil imagination, and do not deserve any serious attention.

“I wish to state categorically that all the defamatory allegations are outright lies and without any merit whatsoever.

“I understand from the media that the Presidency has received the alleged petition. I have my full responses ready for each and every allegation made in the so-called petition. However, in deference to His Excellency the President of the Republic, for whom I have the highest levels of respect, I would respectfully wait to be formally informed by the Presidency before I make my responses public.”