Step aside! Majority Leader to EC C’ssners
Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) Charlotte Osei and her two deputies must step aside for investigations to be conducted in allegations and counter allegations they have traded at themselves, Majority Leader in Parliament Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has suggested.
Some staff of the EC have petitioned President Akufo-Addo to remove Mrs Osei from office over allegations of fraud and financial malfeasance.
The president has accordingly forwarded the petition to the Chief Justice for the necessary actions to be taken.
Mrs Osei has counter-alleged corruption against his deputies insisting that she has done nothing wrong but being hounded because she is fighting internal graft.
She has also sued the lawyer representing the anonymous petitioners, Maxwell Opoku-Agyemang, for defamation.
The accusations and counter allegations have thrown the EC into a state of turmoil with critics saying it has lost its credibility to conduct elections in the future in its current state.
Speaking with Accra-based Joy FM on Wednesday July 26, Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said: “When I contributed to the affairs of the EC in March, I said that looking at the signs on the wall, I thought that the issue was salvageable if we had people sit down with them and deal with it. But now, given where we have travelled to, I think we should allow an in-depth inquiry into the conduct of business at the EC,” he said.
“Given the heat that the three of them have succeeded in generating, I think it will be better if they stepped aside for proper investigations to be conducted.” “Who knows? At the end of the day, it will be much ado about nothing and they get back to work again,” he stated.