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 By
Christopher Arko, GNA  

Accra, July 21 GNA – Mrs
Charlotte Osei, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) has been
summoned to appear before Parliament Wednesday, July 26.

Mrs Osei would be in
the House to respond to questions on how much the Commission raised from monies
it collected from journalists for accreditation before the 2016 elections.

She would also be

 By
Christopher Arko, GNA
  

Accra, July 21 GNA – Mrs
Charlotte Osei, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) has been
summoned to appear before Parliament Wednesday, July 26.

Mrs Osei would be in
the House to respond to questions on how much the Commission raised from monies
it collected from journalists for accreditation before the 2016 elections.

She would also be
responding to questions on how much the Commission spent on the replacement of
lost Voters ID Cards.

Mr Eugene Boakye
Antwi, Member of Parliament for Subin would be asking the substantial question
in the house.

The payment for
accreditation became a contentious issue in the run-up to the 2016 election as
the Commission in a statement charged all journalists seeking to cover the
elections at the various polling stations to pay for their accreditation.

“Accreditation tags
will be given to only those who have formally applied for it and for a fee to
be determined by the Commission,” the statement said.

This did not go down
well with a number of journalists, some of who proceeded to court with a suit
against the Commission.

Subsequently, the
journalists paid for the accreditation before they were issued with the
accreditations.

The summons to the EC
Chair comes at a time she is fighting a petition seeking to impeach her from
office over various allegations.

Mrs Charlotte Osei has
denied and also threatened court action against the petitioners or their
counsel for defaming her.

GNA


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