Workers of EC call for Charlotte Osei's prosecution

Workers of EC call for Charlotte Osei's prosecution

- About 16 workers of the EC who petitioned for the removal of the EC boss and other commissioners say all three commissioners must be prosecuted

- Charlotte Osei was sacked together with her two deputies on grounds of procurement breaches

- The minority NDC have resolved to get justice for the embattled EC boss

A cross-section of workers at the Electoral Commission (EC) who filed a petition for Charlotte Osei's removal are calling for her prosecution.

The workers say the dismissal of Charlotte Osei and her two deputies is not enough punishment and they want the president to trigger a prosecution attempt against her and the two deputies.

“We shall leave no stone unturned in our quest to ensure that she faces the full effects of the law which she gleefully breached with wanton recklessness,” the workers said at a press briefing.

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The dismissal of all three electoral commissioners was due to what the president described as 'incompetence and misbehaviour'. 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.

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, DreamOval which she paid $76,000 to.

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So far, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) looks not surprised by this action which they had seen coming even before the 2016 general elections.

Sources close to the party's inner circle say that the NDC will be organizing a press confab on the issue as they launch a fierce campaign against government's removal of all three electoral commissioners.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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