- Georgina Opoku Amankwah, a deputy chairperson of the Electoral Commission, has revealed the reason she returned to work
- According to her, she did so, in consultation with her lawyer
- She further stated that a letter was written by her lawyer, and copied to the commission, as well as the Economic and Organized Crimes Office (EOCO)
The Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) in charge of Corporate Services, Georgina Opoku Amankwah, has disclosed the reason why she returned to work, despite her interdiction.
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Together with Charlotte Osei, the EC chairperson and Amadu Sulley, another deputy chairperson of the EC, she was asked to step down in order to make way for investigations to be conducted with respect to the misappropriation of funds.
Speaking to the media, she stated Economic and Organized Crimes Office (EOCO) officials, together with armed policemen stormed her office and demanded that she leaves the premises.
According to her, the case is being investigated by the EOCO as well as a committee set up by the Chief Justice.
She went on to say that, after consultations with her lawyer, she returned to work on Monday January 15, 2018.
This was after a letter had been written by her lawyer to the chairperson of the EC, and copied to all other commissioners, as well as the EOCO.
Georgina Amankwah further stated that per the Constitution of Ghana, it is only the president who can call on those being investigated to step aside, so that the necessary enquiries are made.
Taking into consideration the fact that the investigations being conducted by EOCO are, in a sense subsumed under that of the committee formed by the Chief Justice, EOCO has no right to remove her from office.
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