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General News of Wednesday, 26 July 2017


LIVESTREAMING: EC chair appears before Parliament

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Charlotte Osei will be in parliament today, Wednesday, 26 July to answer questions relating to last year’s elections.

Her appearance in the house follows an invitation to her. She is billed to brief MPs about how much the Commission made from the controversial accreditation fees the commission charged journalists who covered the 2016 general elections.

This was disclosed by Majority leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu last week during the presentation of business for this week.

As far as the EC is concerned, Mrs Osei, who is currently battling opposition from her fellow staff and two deputies, will also be brief the house about how much the commission spent on the exercise to replace lost Voter ID Cards.

Mrs Osei is reeling under pressure as some staff of the commission have petitioned the president to investigate her for financial malfeasance and fraud and subsequently remove her from office.

She has sued the lawyers for the petitioners for defamation and also denied all the allegations.