EC Financial director threatens to sue if not allowed to come back to work

EC Financial director threatens to sue if not allowed to come back to work

Mr. Joseph Kwaku Asamoah, a suspended Director of Finance at the Ghana Electoral Commission (EC), has issued an ultimatum directed at the commission's Chairperson, Madam Charlotte Osei, asking to be allowed to resume normal office duties or he will initiate legal action against commission's chairperson.

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EC Financial director threatens to sue if not allowed to come back to work

EC Financial director, Dr. Joseph Kwaku Asamoah

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In a letter written by Mr. Joseph Asamoah's legal representative, Mr. Akoto Ampaw, and addressed to the EC Chairperson, Madam Charlotte Osei is asked to recall Mr. Asamoah to his office so he could resume his duties as the commission's Finance Director.

The letter written by Mr. Asamoah's lawyers - who's a member of President Nana Akufo Addo's legal chambers Akufo-Addo, Prempeh & Co law firm - and dated July 13, 2017, states that should Madam Osei fail to act on Mr. Asamoah's request, his lawyers would be compelled to take legal action against her in order to protect him from any victimization.

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"Should you fail to do so, we would be compelled to initiate legal proceedings against you to protect our client against any form of victimization and injustice,” reads the letter.

Mr. Asamoah was told to go on leave by the EC Chairperson on July 5th, 2017, in order to protect the ‘integrity of investigations’ into the scandalous loss of GHC480,000 from the commission's Staff Endowment Fund.

The suspension was precipitated by a letter from the Executive Director or the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) asking Madam Osei to ask Mr. Asamoah, long with two others, to proceed on leave due to the fact they were being investigated.

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