- President Nana Addo is yet to receive and read the petition brought to him against EC chairperson, Madam Charlotte Osei
- Earlier, some workers of the EC called on the presidency to investigate and remove the EC chair for allegedly partaking in fraudulent negotiations and misappropriation of EC monies
- The president, according to Information Minister, Hamid Mustapha was out of the country when the said petition was filed and is yet to peruse the contents therein
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The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is yet to peruse the petition presented to him for the removal of the Electoral Commission of Ghana chair, Madam Charlotte Osei.
This was revealed by the Minister of Information, Hamid Mustapha in an interview with the Accra-based radio station, Class 91.3FM on Tuesday, 26th July.
Mr. Mustapha stated that the president could not receive the petition as he was not in the country when it was filed by some concerned workers at the EC.
President Nana Addo was away on a visit to France and Cote d'Ivoire at the time and was scheduled to arrive in Ghana on Tuesday night.
Hamid Mustapha assured that when presideng would peruse the petition and announce the proper course of action.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh had reported that some "faceless" staff of the Electoral Commission who were being represented by lawyer, Maxwell Opoku-Agyemang,had raised major concerns about some actions take by Madam Charlotte Osei.
In the petition, these concerned workers stated that Charlotte Osei fraudulently cancelled a standing contract the EC had with Superlock Technologies Limited (STL) and rather paid a hefty amount of $76,000 to Ghanaian IT firm Dreamoval.
"The Commission signed a contract with Super Tech (STL) Limited on the premise of that Voter Registration Exercise was going to be electoral area based. Upon assumption of office as Chairperson of the Commission, Mrs. Charlotte Osei unilaterally abrogated the said contract without recourse to the same Commission that approved the earlier version,” the petition said.
They continued to accuse Charlotte Osei of acting without the consent or involvement of other members of the EC, saying she didn't pass through the processes outlined in the Public Procurement Act in awarded some contracts.
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