EC boss Seeks Official Copy Of Appeal From President Akufo-Addo, Judicial Council

The Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson has written to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo requesting an official copy of an appeal to looking for her expulsion.

She has additionally written to the Judicial Council acknowledging the welcome to show up before the Committee to manage her conceivable indictment procedures. She rushed to ask, nonetheless, a copy of the appeal, and additionally the organization of the committee, constituted.

Strain has mounted at the Commission after a few workers sent an appeal to the president blaming the Electoral Commissioner for some asserted impeachable offenses.

The concerned staff claimed Mrs Osei fraudulently cancelled a contract awarded to Superlock Technologies Limited (STL), a company contracted to supply and manage Biometric Voter Registration machines (BVRs) and Biometric Voter Devices (BVDs).

They also alleged she single-handedly renegotiated the same contract with the vendor without the involvement of key members of the Commission, leading to the award of $21,999,592 contract.

Her action contradicted the Public Procurement Act (PPA), they said.

Mrs Osei has maintained the claims are “unfounded accusations,” blaming her two deputies, Mrs Georgina Opoku-Amankwaah and Amadu Sulley for the petition.

But her denial did not stop the presidency from forwarding a copy of the petition to the Chief Justice as required by law and for possible impeachment proceedings to begin if a prima facie case is established.

On receiving the petition, the Chief Justice wrote to the EC Chair to respond to the allegations contained in the petition, which she did after a prima facie case was established against her.

According to her, after her official response to the allegations, she has neither heard from the Chief Justice nor officially been communicated to, only to receive a call to appear before a committee that is likely to trigger her impeachment.

That is the basis of her letters to the president and to the Judicial Council

In the letter to the Judicial Service dated December 11, 2017, Mrs Osei complained she had not been given a copy of the alleged petition.

“I would respectfully like to make you aware of the following:

(a) I have to this day, not been furnished with a copy of the alleged petition.

(b) I was provided with a statement of the allegations made against me in a letter from Her Ladyship, the Chief Justice in which she also asked me to respond to the allegations.”

The letter to the president also demanded a copy of the petition against her.

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