Sacking Charlotte Osei: Akufo-Addos defense falls flat – Brogya Genfi

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A Kumasi based political youth activist Brogya Genfi has alleged that the defense of President Akufo-Addo has provided for sacking the chairperson of the Electoral Commission Charlotte Osei, has been deflated.

In an interview with GhanaNewsOnline.com.gh, Brogya alleged that when the petitioners, submitted their petition to Nana Akufo-Addo, he begged them to come and sign it at the Flag-Staff-House after realizing that the petition as no signature.

Gemfi said due to a total dislike for the EC Chairperson, the Chief Justice’s Committee was forced to go outside the frivolous 27 allegations just to force Charlotte Osei out.

It is evident that Ghanaians are yet to know who the petitioners are after they leveled about 27 allegations against the EC Boss and her two others.

The EC Chair, together with her two deputies, Alhaji Amadu Sulley and Madam Georgina Opoku-Amankwah, have been relieved of their posts following the findings of a Committee set up by the Chief Justice to probe petitions of corruption and abuse of office against them.

The Kumasi Based Youth Activist said he would not be surprised if President Akufo-Addo influenced the outcome the Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo’s Committee report, hence, the promotion of the two members of the Committee to the positions of Justices of the Supreme Court.

He alleged the promotion is to thank the two Justices for a good work done leading to the removal of Charllotte Osei. He alleged plans for the removal of the woman started on the very day she was appointed by President Mahama..

At a press conference in Accra, members of the Coalition for Social Justice (CSJ) called President Akufo-Addo to reverse the decision to dismiss the Woman. Brogya Genfi said they would e embarking on series of demonstrations across the country to register their displeasure.

According to the CSJ, the dismissal of the EC Boss, Madam Charlotte Osei, by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is an “utter disgust” and an affront to the rule of law.

The CSJ Convener, Sammy Gyemfi posited that “we believe this decision is a travesty of justice and an attack on our fledging and must therefore be resisted by all progress forces”.

Source: Delali A. Awuyeh

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