General News of Wednesday, 13 December 2017
The people who petitioned the presidency for the removal of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) and her deputies received support from unknown persons in the Flagstaff House, a National Communications Team member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has claimed.
According to Chief Biney, the people at the Flagstaff House whom he failed to name offered the petitioners directions on how to write the petition and present to the President.
“There were people in the Flagstaff House who gave the petitioners guidance on the processes the petitioners must follow to get their petition attended to by the President and the Chief Justice…,” Chief Biney claimed on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen.
EC Chairperson, Charlotte Osei and her deputies, Georgina Opoku-Amankwah in charge of Corporate Services together with Amadu Sulley who is also in charge of Operations at the Commission are expected to appear before a five-member Committee chaired by a Supreme Court Justice to respond to separate petitions filed against them.
The EC Commissioners came under intense criticisms after some workers at the commission leveled corruption against them.
The Committee is set to go to work on the petition.
Chief Biney however believes that the NPP has a stake in the petition and hence some unnamed persons in the Flagstaff House have been guiding the petitioners to achieve their aim.
He said the petition wouldn’t have received the level of currency it is receiving currently if it did not have the backing of such ‘powerful people’.