- A committee has been set to investigate corruption claims against the EC boss
- The 5-member committee seating will be held in-camera
The Chief Justice, Sophia Akufo has officially set up a five-member committee to investigate corruption allegations against the chairman of the electoral commission (EC), Charlotte Osei.
In a press release, signed by the judicial secretary, Alex B. Poku Agyemang, the committee will be holding their investigations behind closed doors so as to quicken the process.
So far, the electoral commissioner has written an official letter to President Akufo-Addo questioning the motive behind the investigation process.
According to reports, the chief justice has constituted a committee to investigate all these allegations.
The five-member committee is expected to investigate the EC chairperson, Charlotte Osei, together with her two deputies – Georgina Opoku-Amankwah, who is in charge of Corporate Services and Amadu Sulley, in charge of Operations – as prescribed under Article 146 of the 1992 constitution.
It all happened when some aggrieved staff of the electoral commission filed a petition against the Charlotte Osei, demanding her immediate removal.
These angry workers claim Madam Osei fiercely abused the powers of her office in the awarding of "fraudulent" contracts to some companies including the Superlock Technologies Limited (STL) and IT Firm, Dream Oval which she paid $76,000 to.
Meanwhile, Charlotte Osei has debunked all these allegations claiming they are attempts to kick her out of power.
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