Charlotte Osei brought her troubles upon herself – Ursula

Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has said inasmuch as she sympathizes with the situation of Charlotte Osei, she firmly believes “she brought it upon herself”.

According to the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, the erstwhile EC chair should have been measured in her dealings with her subordinates giving the highly sensitive nature of her office.

Speaking on Joy FM’s News File show on Saturday, Ursula Owusu said it is a shame that matters that could have been easily dealt with became the subject of fisticuffs among the commissioners.

“As a gender activist, I have always sympathized with fellow women but on this score, I think she brought it upon herself. She should have been more measured. She is my friend so I get sad to say this,” the lawmaker added.

She argues that under the circumstances the president had no choice than to execute the recommendations of the committee that investigated the allegations against Charlotte Osei and her two deputies.

“So those beating war drums and threatening civil war should be careful and respect the rule of law. We are not living in a jungle because Charlotte went through the process and a determination has been made,” Ursula added.

President Akufo-Addo on Thursday removed the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwa from office.

The decision was arrived at after a committee set up by the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, pursuant to Article 146(4) of the Constitution, to investigate separate complaints brought against the three persons by Ghanaian citizens, recommended their removal from office.

The Committee recommended their removal on the basis of stated misbehavior and incompetence, pursuant to Article 146 (1) of the Constitution.

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