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EC Boss Charlotte Osei and two deputies fired by President Akufo Addo

The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has sacked the Electoral Commissioner, Charlotte Osei and her two deputies on Thursday for “misbehavior and incompetence,” Information Minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid said.

“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has, on Thursday, 28th June, 2018, removed from office the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Charlotte Osei, and her two deputies, Mr. Amadu Sulley and Ms. Georgina Opoku Amankwah, with immediate effect,” a statement signed by the information minister, Mustapha Hamid, revealed.

The removal of Charlotte Osei and her two deputies were based on a recommendation by a special committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate complaints made against them, Abdul-Hamid said in a statement.

The decision for the dismissal follows a recent allegation of corruption filed against Charlotte Osei at the Supreme Court.

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There are claims that the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo handed to Charlotte Osei the dismissal letter after meeting her secretly at the Presidency.

Read full statement below:

Press Release on Charlotte Osei's dismissal
Press Release on Charlotte Osei’s dismissal
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