AFAG Charges Akufo-Addo to Fix EC Impasse

The Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), a pressure group affiliated to the ruling government has charged president Akufo-Addo to as a matter of urgency find a lasting solution to the impasse between the EC chair and her accusers.

Some workers at the commission petitioned the president, Nana Akufo-Addo, asking for investigations into allegations of fraud and financial malfeasance against the Chair of the election management body.

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Charlotte Osei also provided a 27-point response to each of the allegations leveled by the concerned staff who want their boss removed.

Alarmed by the development, the group is asking President Akufo-Addo to set up a commission of inquiry within a week set to ascertain the merits or otherwise of the barrage of allegations against commissioners of the EC.

AFAG’s calls come on the back of a string of accusations and counter accusations that have engulfed the commission over the last one week.

The country’s electoral management body has dominated headlines lately following a petition demanding for the removal of its chairperson Mrs Charlotte Osei for various alleged breaches. The petition alleged that Mrs. Osei among other things expended over GHS4 million on her residence.

Addressing a press conference Tuesday July 25, 2017 the General Secretary of AFAG, Anold Kwaku Boateng said the nature of the impasse cannot end with the removal or otherwise of the commission’s chairperson.

As a result, the pressure group maintains unraveling the truths in the raging controversy at the commission will restore its credibility and public confidence.

“As a sacred democratic institution, AFAG is by this press conference calling on the president to set up a commission of inquiry into the entire affairs of the EC. There is no doubt that this raging controversies at the EC generated huge public interest which requires a presidential commission of inquiry,” he stated.

The group believes that with the establishment of the said commission the truth surrounding the allegations and counter allegations will be unearthed restoring “credibility and public confidence” in the commission.



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