Charlotte Osei’s removal was plotted – Kweku Baako

Abdul Malik Kweku Baako says the dismissal of the chairperson of the Electoral Commission Charlotte Osei was premeditated by three commissioners.

He discloses that before the petition against Charlotte was even sent to the president, there were clandestine moves by some senior officers of the EC, including Amadu Sulley and Georgina Amankwa to get Charlotte Osei removed from office.

Mr Baako, who doubles as the editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, added that the aforementioned persons were captured on tape conspiring to kick the former EC chair out.

“These senior officers were caught on tape colluding to damage the reputation of Charlotte and eventually get her removed.

“The tape was forwarded to the committee that looked into the matter but it appears that was ignored. I am saying that the intents of the commissioners were clear right from the onset.

“Those who event sent the petition to the president knew nothing in terms of what was really going on at the commission, so they relied heavily on the evidence of Amadu Sulley and Georgina Amankwa,” Kweku Baako argued on Joy FM on Saturday.

He could not comprehend why the petition, which in his view, did not meet the required standards was not thrown out, adding that, “that omission was significant”.

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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