- Charlotte Osei is claimed to have lamented the petition of impeachment filed against her
- The presidency has officially confirmed receiving the petition
A letter claiming to be from the camp of the embattled EC boss, Charlotte Osei, is demanding for the names of the very workers petitioning for her impeachment to be made public.
This letter, which is claimed to be coming from a lawyer of Charlotte Osei, in the person of Maxwell Opoku-Agyemang, is making a case that the very form and structure by which the petition was filed was "defamatory" and thus destroys the very image of Charlotte Osei.
"We have noted several defamatory statements in respect of which we have our client's irrevocable instructions to take immediate action against your clients who have not been disclosed on the face of the letter," excerpts of the letter revealed.
The 27-point petition filed by these angry workers cite instances of the abuse of power, mismanagement of public funds and the causing of financial loss to the state as probable claims warranting the dismissal of Charlotte Osei.
YEN.com.gh cannot confirm or deny the veracity of this alleged letter by the said lawyer of the electoral commissioner but if the very details of this letter is anything to go by, then there could be reason to state that the EC boss has officially responded through her lawyer on the petition of impeachment.
Read the claimed letter by the said lawyer below:
SOLICITOR OF THE SUPREME COURT OF GHANA,
P.O. BOX 179, ACCRA.
RE: PETITION AGAINST THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION (MRS CHARLOTTE OSEI).
1.0 We write as solicitors for and on behalf of Mrs Charlotte Osei (hereafter simply called “Our client”) who is the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of the Republic of Ghana.
2.0 Our client’s attention has been drawn to a letter dated the 13th day of July, 2017 on the above intituled subject written by your goodself and by virtue of which letter you presented to his Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana, a petition for the “impeachment” of our client pursuant to the provisions of article 146 of the 1992 Constitution.
3.0 Having perused the said letter to which was attached the allegations on the basis of which the petition invoked the provisions of article 146 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana for our client’s impeachment, we have noted several defamatory statements in respect of which we have our client’s irrevocable instructions to take immediate action against your clients who have not been disclosed on the face of your letter.
4.0 At all times material to our present letter to you, your letter has received widespread publication in the mass and social media by way of radio broadcasts and discussions including comments in blatant violation of the confidentiality requirements of article 146 of the 1992 Constitution pursuant to which you have petitioned the President of the Republic of Ghana.
5.0 Be that as it may, having observed from your letter by virtue of which the petition to the President is conveyed that your clients are an amorphous group of people described as “concerned staff of the Electoral Commission.” Our client has instructed us to demand from you and we hereby so demand the full list of these “concerned staff of the Electoral Commission” to enable us commence legal action against them for the defamatory statements contained in their petition failing which our client will be constrained to proceed against you alone as defendant in the suit our client intends to commence against them since you are to all intents and purposes, their agent.
6.0 Our client’s decision to seek remedy in court for the protection of her reputation without prejudice to the article 146 proceedings triggered by you.
7.0 Counting on your co-operation.
SORY @ LAW.
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