General News of Monday, 24 July 2017
The Chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante is calling on all the commissioners at the Electoral Commission (EC) led by Charlotte Osei to resign.
The reason for this call, he stated to ensure thorough investigations into the allegations they have levelled against each other without any interference from them.
Rev. Asante made the comment following an exposé by Mrs Osei after some people at the EC partitioned President Akufo-Addo for her impeachment.
Charlotte Osei, the second chairperson of the 25-year-old commission is facing a mutiny from her staff who accuse her of managerial incompetence, doubtful political neutrality, and breaches of contracts and the Public Procurement Act.
Her detailed response rejecting the accusations has also roped in two other deputies, commissioner in charge of Operations, Amadu Sulley and Commissioner in charge of Corporate Services, Georgina Opoku Amankwah.
Charlotte Osei has also vowed to get her two deputies investigated for allegations, some bordering on a crime.
Based on this backdrop, Rev. Emmanuel Asante on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Monday expressed disappointment in the way issues are handled.
He warned the Commission could lose focus if the issues between the EC Chair and her two deputies are not resolved.
The Peace Council chairman maintained that, until the issues are resolved amicably, the integrity of the EC will be affected.
Rev. Asante wants every allegation made against the EC Chair as well as those made by the Chair, to be investigated.