A Private Legal Practitioner and Member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba, has said that there will be no peace in Ghana if the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Charlotte Osei, is removed from office.
Speaking on Accra FM, Amaliba said he is shocked that some public figures who would have criticised the NDC if they did the same thing are quiet.
“These are the worrying signals. How can you drag somebody to your committee without giving the person a copy of the document and everybody is keeping quiet?”
“What has the woman done? She has declared election results in your favour and so what again do they want from her that they are using the process to harass her?”
“Where are the CDDs? Where are the Occupy Ghanas? If it were to be the NDC government all these people would be speaking by now. Where is Emile Short? Where is Professor Martey? This country will burn and we will see where all of us will be and so they should continue doing it.”
In his estimation, the current government is harassing the EC Chairperson.
Some workers of the EC petitioned the president, Nana Akufo-Addo, asking for investigations into allegations of fraud and financial malfeasance against the Chair of the election management body.
They are also demanding her removal over allegations that she terminated a contract with STL and unilaterally renegotiated a contract with a vendor of the EC for $21,999,592 without informing her deputies or other commissioners.
The Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo has empanelled a committee to look into the alleged abuse of power and corruption scandal that has rocked the Electoral Commission.
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The petition was subsequently forwarded to the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, as required by law, to establish a prima facie case based on which impeachment proceedings would commence against the EC chair.
The Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo also empanelled a committee to look into the alleged abuse of power and corruption scandal that has rocked the Electoral Commission, the Daily Guide newspaper reports.
She appeared before the Chief Justice at the Supreme Court on Monday, December 11, after the President forwarded a petition by Forson Ampofoh and Godsway Dzado, both drivers at the EC office for her impeachment in relation to alleged corruption and mismanagement.
The embattled Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Charlotte Osei has asked the Chief Justice committee probing her and her two deputies to provide her with a copy of the petition seeking her removal.