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22 July 2017

Parliament summons EC boss – Starr Fm

Parliament has summoned the chairperson of the Electoral Commission Mrs Charlotte Osei to respond to questions over some monies raised by the electoral management body.

The session which will be done in camera is expected to grill the EC boss about how much her outfit raised from monies it collected from journalists to obtain accreditation to cover the 2016 elections.

She is also scheduled to answer questions about how much the Commission expended on the replacement of lost Voters ID Cards.

Mrs. Osei has come under intense public backlash recently as some faceless EC staff have petitioned the president for her impeachment.

The aggrieved staff claim she lacks the managerial skills needed to lead the commission.

Also, they alleged that she “single-handedly” gave out contracts to the tune of $21,999,592 without going through tender contrary to the Public Procurement Act. They also claim that the EC Boss has spent over 4 million Ghana cedis on her residence.

But Mrs. Osei in a statement described as “frivolous, baseless” the petition and actuated by “malice and ill will.”

“These allegations are in my view, the product of an overactive evil imagination, and do not deserve any serious attention,” she added.

The presidency has since acknowledged the receipt of the petition which was subsequently forwarded to the Chief Justice for the necessary actions to be taken.

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