- Nana Oye Lithur is saying Charlotte Osei is the best EC commissioner ever
- She says the handling of the 2016 election is a clear evidence of her competence
A former Minister of Gender Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur is heaping praise on the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Madam Charlotte Osei, claiming “she is the best thing that has ever happened to Ghana's EC.
According to the former Minister, Charlotte Osei is a “reformist”, who has transformed the face of Ghana’s Electoral Commission ever since she was appointed into office.
Mrs Osei has come under huge public pressure and criticism after a recent petition to the president by some aggrieved EC workers for her impeachment, triggered some scandals within the commission.
Whiles some Civil Society and Pressure groups, as well as individuals have called for the head of the EC boss over some corruption allegations leveled against her.
Some others, including the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), top members have also jumped to her defense, threatening President Akufo-Addo not to dismiss the EC Chairperson.
The latest to jump to Mrs Osei’s defense is the former NDC minister, Nana Oye Lithur. To her the success of the 2016 election is a clear indication that, she is up to the task.
“I would say without any doubt that Charlotte is the best Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, the evidence is clear in the sterling high praise that she was given after the 2016 election”, she said in a media interview.
Lawyer Oye Lithur also indicated that, the EC boss must be commended for her concise explanations and answers she gave to Members of Parliament, after she was summoned before the house.
She also stated that, she is convinced Madam Charlotte Osei will be exonerated from all legal matters after the investigations of the Chief Justices into the petition.
“President Akufo-Addo has rightfully forwarded the petition to the Chief Justice, I believe that we should allow the legal processes to work. A legal process has been set in motion subject to our constitution. I will say with confidence that I know that Charlotte will come out of this”, she said.
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