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Akufo-Addo sacks EC Boss

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has fired the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Madam Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwaa from office.

A committee set up by the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, to investigate separate complaints brought against the three persons by Ghanaian citizens, recommended their removal.

Minister for Information, Mustapha Hamid in a statement on Thursday, 28 June 2018 Nana Akufo-Addo has directed the three persons to hand over their respective schedules to the Director for Human Resource and General Services of the Electoral Commission, and thanked them for their services to the nation.

In 2017, a five-member committee was set up by Chief Justice to investigate alleged act of corruption involving Mrs Osei and her two Deputies.

Some staff of the EC petitioned Nana Akufo-Addo to remove Mrs Osei from office over allegations of fraud and financial malfeasance as well as abuse of office.

Mrs Osei also counter-alleged corruption against his deputies insisting that she has done nothing wrong and only being hounded out because she is fighting internal graft.

The president, in accordance with the constitution, forwarded the petition to the Chief Justice to look into the matter.

Source: Ghana/AccraFM.com/100.5FM



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