Allegations against me are bogus – Charlotte Osei

Accra, Mrs Charlotte Osei, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, has described the allegations against her as bogus.

“My attention has been drawn to a litany of phony allegations made against me by a certain Maxwell Opoku Agyemang in a supposed ‘petition’ on behalf of unidentified person(s), asking for my removal from office.”

Mrs Osei said in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency that: “The contents of the said petition’ which has been widely circulated on social media and published by the mainstream media, are frivolous, baseless and are actuated by malice and ill will.

“These allegations are in my view, the product of an overactive evil imagination, and do not deserve any serious attention,” she stated.

Mrs Osei said: “I wish to state categorically that all the defamatory allegations are outright lies and without any merit whatsoever.

“I understand from the media that the Presidency has received the alleged petition.

“I have my full responses ready for each and every allegation made in the so-called petition.

“However, in deference to the President of the Republic, for whom I have the highest levels of respect, I would respectfully wait to be formally informed by the Presidency before I make my responses public.

“I take the opportunity to express my heartfelt appreciation to the staff of the Electoral Commission, political leaders from the various political parties, and members of the general public for the overwhelming support shown to my family and I so far.

“I am absolutely certain that once again, history and the truth will vindicate the just.

“The political motive hunting would not serve the greater purpose.

“The motiveless malignity behind this petition are self-seeking and faceless individuals with the sole motive of satisfying their purely personal vendetta against my person and protecting illegal financial interests.

“Finally, the Electoral Commission is an independent governance institution, non- partisan and with full protections for its officials under the 1992 constitution of Ghana.

“I would wish that the political actors would respect the constitutional framework provided for the Commission and support in upholding the supreme interest of the Commission for the wider interest of our democracy,” she said.

Source: Ghana News Agency


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