EC boss Charlotte Osei

A pressure group the Progressive Nationalist Forum, (PNF) has demanded the immediate resignation of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Charlotte Osei for holding on to another job.

According to PNF, the Chairperson of the EC has contravened article 44 clause 4 of the 1992 constitution which clearly states ‘’the chairman and the two deputy chairmen of the commission shall not, while they hold office on the commission, hold any other public office’’

A statement by the group stated that “Mrs Charlotte Osei as the chairman of the electoral commission is also a board member of the Ghana Reinsurance Company Limited. Evidence we possess shows that Mrs, Osei before her appointment as EC chair and since her appointment has remained a member of the board of the company.

“We demand that Madam Commissioner resigns her post as member of the board of directors of Ghana Reinsurance Company or as the Chairman of the electoral commission with immediate effect”.

The group insists that Mrs. Osei refunds all allowances received as board member of Ghana reinsurance or her salary and entitlements as chairman of the commission from 1st July, 2015 till date.

Below is the statement by the Progressive Nationalist Forum

 

CHIARMAN OF ELECTORAL COMMISSION MUST RESIGN

 

It has come to the notice of the Progressive Nationalist Forum (PNF) that the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Ghana is in breach of article 44 clause 4 of the 1992 republican constitution which states ‘’the chairman and the two deputy chairmen of the commission shall not, while they hold office on the commission, hold any other public office’’

Mrs Charlotte Osei as the chairman of the electoral commission is also a board member of the Ghana Reinsurance Company Limited. Evidence we possess show that Mrs, Osei before her appointment as EC chair and since her appointment has remained a member of the board of the company.

We demand that Madam Commissioner resigns her post as member of the board of directors of Ghana Reinsurance Company or as the Chairman of the electoral commission with immediate effect.

Secondly, she should by 30th January, 2015 pay back all allowances received as board member of Ghana reinsurance or her salary and entitlements as chairman of the commission, which ever option she chooses to exercise from 1st July, 2015 till date.

Failure to do any of the above, PNF will exercise all legal rights we have to ensure the right thing is done.

We wish to use this opportunity to admonish all Ghanaians, especially those holding public office to refrain from breaking the law and shun corruption in whatever shape or form it comes in 2016 and beyond.

SIGNED

Richard Nyamah