Former Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, has lamented on how his successor, Madam Charlotte Osei was ousted from office.
According to him, he is as unhappy about issues that led to the sacking of Mrs. Charlotte Osei by President Nana Akufo-Addo and the subsequent appointment of Mrs. Jean Mensa as a replacement.
Speaking at the Accra Dialogue series on the theme: ‘Consolidating Ghana’s democratic governance: The role of the Electoral Commission’, Dr. Afari-Gyan said: ”Nobody would be happy”, adding: “If you are unhappy, I share the same feeling with you.”
He added: “I would think that nobody is happy with what is happening at the Electoral Commission”, in reference to the firing of his successor
Dr. Kwadwo Afari Djan who chaired the EC for over 20 years and supervised six successful elections is worried the reputation of the organization, respected across Africa, stands to suffer under the current circumstances.
Mrs. Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwah threw allegations against themselves in the public domain leading to the filing of petitions against them by staff of the EC that eventually led to their removal from office.
The petition to the president made allegations of corruption and breach of procurement processes.