Fresh petition against Charlotte Osei forwarded to CJ – Flagstaff House

Flagstaff House communications director, Eugene Arhin, confirmed on Wednesday that the petition was received by the president on August 18, 2017 and he referred it to CJ Sophia Akuffo on August 29.

“Once a petition has been brought to the Presidency trying to invoke the relevant portions of the Constitution with regards to the removal of the Chairperson a body like the Electoral Commission, the President has no choice but to forward the petition to the CJ,” Mr. Arhin explained.

The grounds for the petition, Mr Arhin explained, include “financial misconduct, incompetence, conflict of interest, breaches of the public procurement processes, amongst others. It is an eight-paged petition.”

“He [President Akufo-Addo] has done his part so we will just leave the rest to the Chief Justice to handle. For the Chief Justice, I am sure she has instituted her own processes to handle this,” he added.

The latest petition was filed by one Douglas Seidu.

This brings to two the number of petitions for the impeachment of the EC boss.

The first was filed by a group of concerned EC staff.

The petitioners claim that she spent GH¢3.9 million  to partition an office, received a Toyota Land Cruiser from the John Mahama-led NDC government, spent about $14 million when the Public Procurement Authority  had authorised her to use only $7.5 million.

They also accused her of among other issues, attending Cabinet meetings during the tenure of President John Mahama.

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