- Mr. Eugene Arhin has stated that President Akufo Addo doesn't plan on replacing the EC Chairperson
- He says the petitions were referred to the CJ's office to establish if the petitioners have a case
- All three petitions received by the Presidency have been referred to the CJ's Office
Mr. Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the Flagstaff House, has stated that President Nana Akufo Addo has no plans to replace the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Charlotte Osei.
The recent, unprecedented controversy at the Ghana Electoral Commission (EC) has been one that's caused many to question the integrity of the body.
Following reports that the Presidency received petition from two deputy commissioners, and prior to the forwarding the petition to the Chief Justice, many Ghanaians went as far as to call for the EC Commissioners impeachment or dismissal.
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With opinions almost squarely divided between party lines, many more commentators had expected President Akufo Addo to take an anti Charlotte Osei position in the matter.
But in an interview on Okay FM's "Ade Akye Abia" mornig show, Flagstaff House Director of Communication, Mr. Eugene Arhin has stated that the President has no intention to oust the Madam Osei in order to appoint a different Chairperson.
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"He has no plans of replacing Madam Charlotte Osei . . . he has only forwarded the petitions he received to the Chief Justice to see if a prima facie case can be established,” he explained.
Two more petitions were forwarded to the Chief Justice's office, those of Deputy Commissioner Georgina Opoku Amankwa, and Deputy Commissioner AMadu Sulley.
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