Wednesday 17 January 2018

Ghana: Press highlights call for suspension of EC Chair

Ghana: Press highlights call for suspension of EC Chair
(APA 12/15/17)
The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs. Charlotte Osei.

The call for the suspension of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs. Charlotte Osei, dominates the headlines of Ghanaian newspapers.

The Daily Guide says some aggrieved staff of the Commission who sent a petition to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to initiate impeachment process to remove her from office, are further calling for her suspension to pave way for thorough investigation into the matter.

They invoked Article 146 (10) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, which encourages the suspensions of the chairperson to ensure that a committee established by the Chief Justice, Ms. Sophia Akuffo, works without any interference.

The EC Chair is being accused with her two other deputies, Mrs. Georgina Opoku-Agyemang and Mr. Amadu Sulley.

The Ghanaian Times for its part, reports that a police Constable, Nana Amoako Donkor, has been arrested with five other suspects for allegedly dealing in narcotics in the Upper West Region.

The Wa Polic Band member was arrested in a raid by the Police Criminal Investigative Department (CID), Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit and the Rapid Deployment Force (RDF).

The Daily Graphic on the other hand, states that Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, has assured that former President John Dramani Mahama will be paid his entitlements.

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