EC impasse: ADR won’t fly – Foh Amoaning

A senior lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, Moses Foh Amoaning has shot down calls for the adoption of Alternative Dispute Resolution in resolving the chaos at the Electoral Commission of Ghana.

The country’s electoral management body has dominated headlines lately following a petition demanding for the removal of its chairperson Charlotte Osei for various alleged breaches.

The petition, which the presidency acknowledged receipt of further alleged that Mrs. Osei among other things expended over GHS4 million on her residence.

But, in a blistering rebuttal to the allegations totaling 27, Mrs. Osei took her three deputies to the cleaners accusing them of gross insubordination, corruption and arrogance.

This was after she labelled the allegations as frivolous and the product of an “overactive evil imagination” in an earlier tirade.

They are; Deputy in Charge of Operations, Amadu Sulley, Corporate Services, Georgina Opoku Amankwaa and Finance and Administration, Dr. Joseph Kwaku Asamoah.

This has led to calls for the adoption of ADR to resolve what the chairman of the National Peace Council Most Rev. Emmanuel Asante described as “internal problems.”

Mr. Amoaning, however, retorts otherwise, arguing that ““constitutionally it won’t fly.”

According to him, democracy thrives on institutions backed by the constitution thus the process must be allowed to work and if after the investigations we get to know that all the officials at the EC are not qualified, we sack them.”



Source: starrfmonline




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