NDC threatens to embark on massive demonstration after removal of EC boss

NDC threatens to embark on massive demonstration after removal of EC boss

- Opposition NDC has threatened to protest against the removal of Charlotte Osei

- The opposition party believes her removal is to give way for elections to be rigged

- A committee report shows that Charlotte Osei and her three deputies committed serious procurement breaches

Barely 24 hours after the sacking of Charlotte Osei as electoral commission, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has pledged to embark on a massive protest on June 29 against the firing of the electoral commissioner and her two commissions.

"Ghanaians will not allow the attempt to rig elections in the future through the removal of EC commissioner. We must all rise and speak. We will all meet at Obra Spot. The anger of the people will be shown on the street," National Organiser of the NDC, Kofi Adams revealed.

The threat of a massive demonstration saw the Ghana police issue a warning to the leadership of the NDC. According to the Police department, the party cannot embark on the said demonstration especially when they have failed to press in a notice five days before the protest as required by the public order act.

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Meanwhile, a report from the committee which requested the removal of Charlotte Osei has been released. Sections of the report show that Charlotte Osei committed serious procurement breaches in all six instances.

The firing of Charlotte Osei and her deputies traces back to a 27-point petition filed by some angry workers of the Electoral Commission (EC) who cited instances of the abuse of power, mismanagement of public funds and causing of financial loss to the state as probable reasons for their dismissal.

These angry workers claimed 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.

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YEN.com.gh had earlier explored the possible reasons for a resignation or termination of the contract on the part of the EC commissioner and Nana Addo respectively. This was after various controversies ahead of the 2016 elections alleged she was secretly doing the bidding of the erstwhile Mahama administration.

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