…Stay Clear Of EC Boss
Right Alliance, a civil society organization (CSO), is warning President Nana Akufo-Addo to tread cautiously in the matter of the requested impeachment of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Charlotte Osei.
In a statement released in Accra, the group warned of dire consequences if the President follows through what is seen as a carefully plotted attempt to remove the Chairperson from office.
“The Right Alliance-Ghana wishes to take this opportunity to caution the President to tread cautiously and not fall to the whims and caprices of any individuals or groups, whether they are linked to his government and party or not, to make any attempt to remove the EC Chairperson.
“Any such attempt is likely to have dire consequences that would not bode well for the country and its young democracy,” a statement signed by Executive Secretary, Alhaji Mohammed Sani, and Director of Communications of the CSO, King Khorby, underscored.
President Akufo-Addo last week forwarded a supposed petition by 17 people requesting the impeachment of the EC boss to the Chief Justice to commence possible impeachment processes.
The relay of the petition shocked Ghanaians because it was widely seen to be frivolous in content even as it was incompetently served to the Flagstaff House with the letter body said to be initially undated and unsigned.
Also, the so-called 17 people who have petitioned for the removal of the EC boss are unknown to everybody, including the EC boss herself, except President Akufo-Addo and later, probably the Chief Justice.
The punctuations of incompetence that surround the whole petition against Mrs. Charlotte Osei, coupled with the Flagstaff House’ shocking entertainment of the petition has informed popular public opinion that the President himself is behind the whole plot to remove the EC boss.
Right Alliance adlibs the suspicion: “Knowing the malicious attacks the current EC Chairperson suffered from individuals and groups associated with the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) before the 2016 General Elections that brought the party into power, the unfolding development lends much credence to the suspicion and speculations that the move to remove Mrs. Osei from her position is being orchestrated by the NPP as a political organisation.”
The statement further underscored that, “It is also curious to think that such a petition, which should be absolutely confidential, found its way onto some media platforms. This only deepens the suspicion of conspiracy.”
The CSO underscored the suspicious alacrity with which the President took up the matter to initiate a supposed probe by the Chief Justice into the matter, pointing out it was rather hypocritical by the same President who has maintained cold feet on more serious issues.
“It is quite instructive and noteworthy that this same President, over two months since one Brogya Gyamfi submitted a petition to him to set up a commission to probe the $2.25 billion bond transaction by his Finance Minister, Kenneth Ofori-Atta, is yet to acknowledge receipt of the said petition, let alone respond to its request.”
The statement dismissed the faceless people supposedly behind the petition as “cowards” and warned the President to tread carefully in his seeming hurry to grant them their desire against the chairperson of the EC.
Flagstaff House’ embroilment in what is seen as political machination against the EC boss has left the Presidency in a most disrespectable situation, as it clumsily encourages what is seen as a witch-hunt of the EC boss.
Since the President forwarded the petition against the EC boss, another petition against her two deputy commissioners has also emerged, with Flagstaff House equally forwarding that one too to the CJ as well.
Interestingly however, while the identity of the petitioner against the two deputies was made known by Flagstaff House (Emmanuel Korsi Senyo) the Flagstaff House has kept the names of those who petitioned against the EC boss herself to their chest.
Source: Therepublicnewsonline.com/ Fiifi Samuels