The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has dismissed the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs. Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, Mr. Amadu Sulley and Ms. Georgina Opoku Amankwah with immediate effect.
In a statement signed by the Minister of Information Mustapha Hamid and sighted by gijonlinenews.com, the President’s decision to remove the EC Chairperson and her deputies is part of the recommendations of the committee set up by Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo to investigate the three EC authorities upon complaints about their misdemeanor and incompetence.
Madam Charlotte Osei and her deputies’ dismissal "comes after a committee set up by the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, pursuant to Article 146(4) of the Constitution, to investigate separate complaints brought against the three persons by Ghanaian citizens, recommended their removal from office", the statement read.
President Akufo-Addo thanked the three persons for their services to the nation and has directed them to hand over their respective schedules to the Director for Human Resource and General Services of the EC.
“The provisions of Article 146 (9) of the Constitution require the President of the Republic to act in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee," the statement further stated.
Source: Moses Tetteh and Robert Dovlo/L-300 JN