Charlotte Osei accused of ‘killing’ EC staff

Former chairperson of crisis ridden Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, stands accused of contributing to the death of a former staff of the commission.

According to the petitioners who caused the removal of Mrs Osei, the former chair refused to sanction a request for financial assistance by one of the staff, George Avukawey, when he was hospitalized.

“George was very sick and he needed Madam Charlotte Osei to just sign a document for him to seek health care, but because he was one of us, he was denied the support and through that, our friend died,” the petitioner said on Kasapa FM on Tuesday.

The petitioners who are also staff of the commission refuted claims that their colleague died before the petition was sent to the presidency.

In July 2017, some staff of the EC petitioned President Nana Akufo-Addo to remove Mrs. Osei from office over allegations of fraud and financial malfeasance as well as abuse of office.

Some of the allegations involved the unilateral award of contracts by the EC boss in the run-up to the 2016 general election.

Subsequently, Charlotte Osei and two of her deputies were removed from office by President Nana Akufo-Addo over allegations of procurement breaches and in some cases financial malfeasance.

The President took the decision after a committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate a petition against the top EC officials made the recommendations in its report.

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