News reaching the desk of Vibelens has it that the Ghana electoral commission boss, Madam Charlotte Osei has been fired from her post.
Madam Charlotte Osei was appointed the EC chair by former President John Mahama prior to the 2016 general elections to replace Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan but has gone through a lot of frustrating circumstances after taking over from the then former Chairman, Dr. Kwadjo Afari Gyan.
The ruling New Patriotic party government criticized her heavily for changing the Electoral commission’s logo which many described as evil and demonic. The EC chairman was also accused of indirectly extorting monies from media houses to report on scenes of the 2016 general elections.
The latest development from the office of the President states that the EC Chairperson, Madam Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, Mr. Amadu Sulley and Ms. Georgina Opoku Amankwah have been removed from office with immediate effect.
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Madam Charlotte Osei was blamed for using old biometric machines and also causing lots of havoc in the 2016 polls. The situation which halted voting in many centres of the country also kept the majority of voters in queues for long hours.
Madam Osei was also accused of auctioning about 40 state owed vehicles as low as GHC83,000 to officers of the commissioners without proper documentation. She was also accused of having secret affairs with former president John Dramani Mahama. She was first accused by the NPP outspoken politician, Kennedy Agyepong, for wetting the bed of the formal president. Followed by the minister of Gender, Otiko Afisa Djaba, also indicating that, the EC chairman, exchanged sex for the position.
Mrs. Osei, a lawyer with considerable experience in public service management, institutional reform also has expertise in corporate law, banking, insurance, project financing and public-private partnerships.
She holds a Masters in Law (LLM) from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada and a Masters in Business Leadership from the University of South Africa, Pretoria. She obtained an LLB (Hons) from the University of Ghana in 1992.