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We have strong evidence to get EC Boss ousted-PPP

Written by  Dec 13, 2017
The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has said it in possession of a strong evidence that will lead to the removal of the first female commissioner of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs. Charlotte Osei.   Hearing into the alleged abuse of power and corruption scandals that have rocked the Electoral Commission (EC) started on Monday.   Chairperson of the EC, Charlotte Osei, and two of her deputies, Georgina Opoku-Amankwah, who is in charge of Corporate Services, and Amadu Sulley, in charge of Operations,  appear before the five-member committee chaired by a Supreme Court Judge for questioning relating to separate petitions filed against them. The appearance of the trio before the committee follows the completion of preliminary investigations into their alleged conduct of abuse of power and corruption. The trio has been given three weeks to respond or file their statement in response to the allegations leveled against them.   Reacting to the processes, General Secretary, Mutarla Mohammed, in an interview with Kwame Tutu, said the probe must be done holistically and it must go beyond the petition presented before the five member committee.   ‘’There are other issues that were not in the petition we believe should be added to the probe to ensure that the committee presents a very good report.’’   He said the PPP is in talk with its lawyers on the way forward. The character and style of the person who works as the EC chair, the rules that applies in the work of the other commissioners, should be applied because when it is applied, it will make their work more credible. The appointment of the current EC chair was political and had Ghanaians kicking against it but she was still appointed. The commissioners are not following the rules at the commission. We cannot run the institution like that. We need people with integrity to work at the EC, he concluded.    
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