- KNUST lecturer says Charlotte Osei is a huge threat to the Electoral Commission
- He says there is there is something fundamentally wrong at the EC
Mohammed Abass, a Political Science lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), is claiming the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs. Charlotte Osei is a serious threat to Ghana’s democracy.
According to him, the recent letter written to the EC chair accusing her of breaching administrative procedures is a clear indication that, the whole election body is sitting on a time bomb.
A deputy commissioner of the EC, Amadu Sulley in a fresh letter has accused Madam Charlotte Osei of failing to adhere to administrative procedures at the EC.
Amadu Sulley in a memo expressed dissatisfaction at the EC boss for resorting to the Director of Human Resource as her deputy instead of recognizing him. A development he claimed was in contradiction with the operational structures of the commission.
The deputy EC chair among other accusations also appealed to Madam Charlotte Osei, to operate in accordance with the structures and procedures of the EC, to avoid administrative lapses.
But the KNUST lecturer commenting on the new development insisted that, for matured person like Amadu Sulley to address such issues in a memo, proves that there is something fundamentally wrong at the EC.
“Amadu is well experienced and some even felt he should have been appointed as the EC chair. The memo is serious and will affect the operation at the EC and our democracy. We should look at the content and profess sanctions if possible,’’ Mohammed Abass said.
The Political Science lecturer also stressed that, the real issue is about the content of Amadu’s letter to his boss, which could further affect democratic processes of the country.
“I will say frankly that, the way the institution is being managed by the EC boss is very threatening. The way I see her thinking and conduct; I will say there is more room for improvement. I thought we had gained much achievements and successes but from the way the EC chair is managing the place, I will say it is threatening to Ghana’s democracy", he warned.
Mohammed Abass however reminded that, the management of the EC, should be devoid of political interference, favoritism and must not be personalized. Adding that, operations there must be done with recourse to law and laid down procedures.
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