I may go to court over Charlotte Osei – Kweku Baako
Veteran journalist and known sympathiser of the ruling New Patriotic Party, NPP, Kweku Baako, has indicated that he may proceed to court over the removal of Charlotte Osei as the chairperson of the Electoral Commission.
Explaining why the five-member committee that investigated the allegations against the former EC boss erred in recommending her dismissal on Metro TV, he said the committee failed to conduct due diligence as the petition could not meet the required standards.
Mr Baako insists it is a shame that the committee failed to thoroughly investigate the tape that surfaced during the probe that captured one of the commissioners saying she would fight tooth and nail to ensure the dismissal of Madam Osei.
“I sincerely believe that the committee failed to interrogate some of the issues with speed and efficiency. In fact, it is a shame that they didn’t attach the expected seriousness to some of the matters that were raised. I thought they would have raised the bar a little bit,” Mr Baako stressed.
Pressed by the host, Randy Abbey, on what he intends to do, Mr Baako said “I may, I may…eeehhhh. I can’t say but I think I will do something as a private citizen”.
The EC Chairperson, Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Amankwa, were removed from office following findings of a Committee set up by the Chief Justice to probe petitions of corruption and abuse of office.
The former EC Chair, among other things, was found culpable of breaching procurement laws in the award of a contract to Dream Oval and engaging the legal services of law firm Sory@ Law.
However, a section of the public and some legal brains have argued that the CJ’s committee had no powers to recommend her dismissal.
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