Ghana President fires Electoral Commission chief

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By Staff Reporter

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has dismissed the chairperson of that country’s Electoral Commission and her two deputies for, among other things, incompetence.

Charlotte Osei and two others were dismissed after a recommendation from the Ghanaian Chief Justice.

“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has, on Thursday 28thJune 2018, removed from office the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Charlotte Osei, and her two deputies, Mr Amadu Sulley and Ms Georgina Opoku Amankwah, with immediate effect,” according to a letter by Presidential spokesperson and Information minister, Mustapha Abdu-Hamid. “This was after the Committee set up by the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Kuffo, pursuant to Article 146(4) of the Constitution, to investigate separate complaints brought against the three persons by Ghanaian citizens, recommended their removal from office. The committee recommended their removal on the basis of stated behaviour and incompetence, pursuant to Article 146(1) of the Constitution.

The letter further stated that according to the Ghanaian Constitution, the President was required to act in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee.

“President 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,” stated

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