EC Chairperson Charlotte Osei nominated for prestigious British award

EC Chairperson Charlotte Osei nominated for prestigious British award

Madam Charlotte Osei, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Chatham House Prize, one of the U.K.'s most prestigious prizes.

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EC Chairperson Charlotte Osei nominated for prestigious British award

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According to the list of nominees, Madam Osei is the only female and only African in line to receive what is the Royal Institute of International Affair's most prestigious prizes.

Dr. Robin Niblett CMG, Director of Chatham House, iterated that Mrs. Osei's steadfast stewardship of the recently general elections held on December 7th, 2016 played a major part in her nomination for the prize.

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“The recent election consolidated Ghana’s 24-year long democratic trajectory and was norm setting for Africa, the Commonwealth and beyond; your tireless efforts throughout 2016 were central to this success,” Chatham House said.

Prior to last December's general elections reservations of Charlotte Osei's competence had been raised by certain political players, with some alleging that the EC boss held concealed political ties.

Following the EC's announcement of the 2016 presidential election results, all stakeholders congratulated Madam Osei for her diligent organization of the elections.

Other nominees for the prize include Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, and Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg.

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