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Charlotte Osei sues Maxwell Opoku-Agyemang


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Accra, July 25, GNA – Mrs Charlotte Osei, the
Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, has sued Maxwell Opoku-Agyemang, the
lawyer who signed the petition of some workers of the EC to the President. 

In a writ filed at an Accra High Court, Mrs
Osei contended that the petition purportedly seeking for her impeachment was
defamatory and it injured her hard won reputation.

She is therefore see

Accra, July 25, GNA – Mrs Charlotte Osei, the
Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, has sued Maxwell Opoku-Agyemang, the
lawyer who signed the petition of some workers of the EC to the President. 

In a writ filed at an Accra High Court, Mrs
Osei contended that the petition purportedly seeking for her impeachment was
defamatory and it injured her hard won reputation.

She is therefore seeking damages for libel
against the lawyer for the publication on Facebook. She is also seeking an
order of the Court directed at the lecturer of the Ghana School of Law to
retract those publications and apologies.

According to the EC Boss, the publication was
widely published on radio, television and social media platforms.

On July 13, this year, Mr Opoku-Agyemang
purportedly, acting on behalf of a group known as Concerned staff of EC
forwarded a petition to the President for the initiation of processes for the
removal of Mrs Osei under article 14 (3) of the 1992 Constitution.

The petition among others, accused Mrs Osei for
compromising the independence and neutrality of the Commission by arranging for
an official vehicle from the office of the President in 2015; and also for
holding unto her office as a board member the Ghana Reinsurance Company on
becoming the EC boss.

They also accused her of making decisions
without recourse to the Commission.

Mrs Osei has subsequently denied all the
allegations and made counter allegations against her two deputy commissioners.

GNA


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