There will be turmoil in Ghana if Nana Addo impeaches EC boss – Brogya Genfi

General News of Friday, 21 July 2017

Source: ultimatefmonline.com

2017-07-21

Charlotte Flag UpsideCharlotte Osei, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission

The Ashanti Regional Youth Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Brogya Genfi has warned that there will be turmoil in Ghana if the President attempts to remove the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana Madam Charlotte Osei.

Some faceless staff of the EC have petitioned President Akufo-Addo calling for the removal of the EC Chairperson.

They alleged that the EC chair single-handedly renegotiated contracts to the tune of almost $22 million without adhering to the Public Procurement Act.

However, Madam Charlotte has released a statement describing the allegations levelled against her as “bogus, frivolous, baseless and actuated by malice and ill will.”

But the Ashanti Regional Youth Organiser of NDC in a Facebook post claimed the petition was concocted at the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) headquarters to be executed in a masterful scheme.

He alleged that some members of the NPP have never liked the EC Chairperson hence the petition.

‘There will be turmoil in Ghana should President Akufo-Addo act on the bogus petition for the removal of the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission [EC]. This petition was cooked at the headquarters of the ruling NPP and served to their Leader at the Flagstaff House to be executed in a masterful scheme,’ Mr Genfi wrote on his Facebook page.

He questioned why the President has failed to respond to Strategic Thinkers Ghana Network [STRANEK] petitions written to him.

‘On 13th February 2017, a driver, one Ernest Obri Yeboah petitioned President Akufo-Addo for the removal of the then Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood. The petitioner claimed the Chief Justice had violated Article 146 [8] of the 1992 constitution with her handling of the Judicial bribery scandal following the expose by Anas Aremyaw Anas,’ he said.

Read details of his Facebook post:

There will be turmoil in Ghana should President Akufo-Addo act on the bogus petition for the removal of the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission [EC]. This petition was cooked at the headquarters of the ruling NPP and served to their Leader at the Flagstaff House to be executed in a masterful scheme.

Every political observer within/out Ghana is aware of the NPP’s position on the appointment of the EC Chairperson-to the point that it became a matter for the Courts to determine.

There are several petitions sent to the President since he took office without responses or the dignity of acknowledgement!

1. In the last week of January 2017, the Strategic Thinkers Ghana Network [STRANEK] petitioned the President on the bribery scandal that hit Parliament’s appointment committee involving the Energy Minister, Hon Emmanuel Boakye Agyarko.

2. On 13th February 2017, a driver, one Ernest Obri Yeboah petitioned President Akufo-Addo for the removal of the then Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood. The petitioner claimed the Chief Justice had violated Article 146 [8] of the 1992 constitution with her handling of the Judicial bribery scandal following the expose by Anas Aremyaw Anas.

3. On 27th March 2017, I presented a petition to the President to withdraw the nomination of Deputy Minister of Defense, Hon. Major [rtd.] Derrick Oduro for his abusive conduct on a Journalist who had been physically assaulted by some Military personnel at the Independence Square on 6th March 2017.

4. On 18th May 2017, a Youth group in Accra, Dynamic Youth Movement of Ghana [DYMOG] petitioned the President to constitute the board of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

5. On 19th June 2017, the Strategic Thinkers Ghana Network [STRANEK] petitioned President Akufo-Addo to ask the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta to step aside pending the investigations by the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice into the $2. 25 billion dollar bond scandal.

All the above petitions together with many others have not gotten the attention of the President.

It will therefore be in the interest of the President and the Security of the Nation for the President and his ruling party to perish the diabolic idea of removing the Chairperson of the EC from office.

A word to the wise in enough!

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