President Nana Addo sacks EC Chairperson and her 2 deputies (documents here)

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has fired the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Madam Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, a communication from the Information Ministry has revealed.

The following is the full statement signed by Information Minister, Dr Mustapha Abdul Hamid announcing the sack:

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has fired the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Madam Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, a communication from the Information Ministry has revealed.

The President of the Republic, Nana Adda Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has, on Thursday, 28th June, 2018, removed from office the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Charlotte Osei, and her two deputies, Mr. Amadu Sulley and Ms. Georgina Opoku Amankwah, with immediate effect.

This was after the Committee set up by the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, pursuant to Article 146(4) of the Constitution, to Investigate separate complaints brought against the three persons by Ghanaian citizens, recommended their removal from office.

The Committee recommended their removal on the basis of stated misbehaviour and incompetence, pursuant in Article 146(1) of the Constitution.

The provisions of Article 146(9) of the Constitution require the President of the Republic to act in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee.

President Akufo-Addo has directed the three persons to hand over their respective schedules to the Director for Human Resource and General Services of the Electoral Commission and thanked them for their services to the nation.

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