- Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu says the current EC crisis is an internal kind of bleeding that we are witnessing
- The Suame MP is of the opinion that what is happening at the EC is power play between the chairperson and the top commissioners
The Majority Leader of Ghana’s Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has opined that the calls for the removal of the Electoral Commission chairperson, Mrs Charlotte Osei is largely due to internal wrangling at the Commission.
The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs also alleged the current development is because Charlotte Osei and her two deputies are not in terms.
According to him, there was “bad blood” between Mrs Osei and her two deputies, especially Georgina Opoku Amankwah in charge of Corporate Services [Administration].
“I want to believe that it is that whole process that is playing out because of the people there, of course, we heard that she [Charlotte Osei] resorted to EOCO to get rid of them [Georgina and co],” he told the media in Accra on Friday.
The Minister further added that he saw the feud in March 2017 and advised that the matter is resolved otherwise it could “blow up.”
The MP for Suame in the Ashanti Region also noted Charlotte Osei had earlier, tried to get rid of her deputies using EOCO.
“Do you remember the EOCO investigations in the missing endowment fund money which has led to Georgina Opoku Amankwah [Deputy Chairperson in Charge of Corporate Services] being asked to proceed on leave and now we have the petition seeking to remove Charlotte.”
“Don’t forget that the lady involved, Georgina Opoku Amankwah had been with Madam Charlotte Osei at NCCE where she was her boss. But she (Georgina) had preceded her to the Electoral Commission,” Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu added.
“Before she [Charlotte] came there [EC], she [Georgina] was thinking that she could be made the commissioner herself, and the other guy, Sule [Amadu], had also preceded all of them so he was also thinking that he could be made the commissioner, so it is their own kind of internal wrangling.”
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