- The EC boss has said receiving a Land Cruiser from Mahama is a normal practice in politics
- She says though she received a V8 vehicle from the president, she didn't lobby for it
The Chairperson of the electoral commission, Madam Charlotte Osei has revealed that, receiving a Toyota Land cruiser V8 vehicle from the office of the Chief of Staff is a normal practice in Ghana’s public service.
According to reports, the Madam received a Toyota Land Cruiser V8 vehicle with registration number, WR 2291 – 15 from the former President Mahama for use as official vehicle without going through the procurement process.
The EC boss who was responding to some accusations leveled against in a petition sent to the President Akufo-Addo for her impeachment said though she received the said vehicle from the President she doesn’t use vehicle with such registration number.
“”This is certainly not a new practice in Ghana’s public service. Indeed, the office of the Chief of Staff provided and continues to provide vehicles for many government institutions and appointees,” Madam Osei said in her response to the petitioners.
Some aggrieved staff of the Electoral Commission have called for the immediate impeachment of Madam Charlotte Osei, among other allegations after they accused her of unilaterally taking decisions an also breaching some constitutional provisions.
Madam Osei in her response, has clarified that, she could therefore not have compromised her independence or neutrality as she neither requested nor lobbied for the said V8 vehicle.
The EC Commissioner has also described all allegations leveled against her as falsehood, and has rather accused her two deputies of engaging in several dubious corrupt transactions which she is yet to launched full-scale investigations.
Charlotte Osei in her latest expose has accused the Deputy Chairperson of the EC in charge of operations, Amadu Sulley of using his position in bagging some whopping GHc6million from various political parties in run up to the 2016 election.
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