The Ghana Reinsurance Company has jumped to the defence of the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei saying she is no longer a Director on the board of the company.
According to Secretary of the Company, Jessica Allotey, the EC boss resigned her position as a board member of the Ghana Reinsurance Company in December 2015.
“I can confirm that as at today January 7, she is no longer a member of the Ghana Reinsurance Board. She’s not a director of Ghana Re. I’m so sorry that nobody called me to check with me what the situation is and unfortunately the story has already been aired,” she told Accra-based radio station Asempa FM.
“As at the end of December, she was not the Director of Ghana Re. I can assure that the transformation that she has brought to the company while serving on the board is immeasurable,” she added.
A pressure group, the Progressive Nationalist Forum, has called for the immediate resignation of Osei for keeping another job.
According to the group, the Chairperson of the EC is in breach of article 44 clause 4 of the 1992 constitution which states "the chairman and the two deputy chairmen of the commission shall not, while they hold office on the commission, hold any other public office."
"We demand that Madam Commissioner resigns her post as member of the board of directors of Ghana Reinsurance Company or as the Chairman of the electoral commission with immediate effect,” a statement from the group said.
But the secretary denied this categorically.