The former chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, has said she will withhold her response to the President’s decision to remove her from office in the meantime.
This is because of the demise of the former Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.
“With the heartbreaking news of the sudden demise of our former Vice-President, H.E. Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, I will at this time, withhold my response to the President’s decision, while we commiserate with his family and pray for the peaceful repose of his soul,” Mrs. Osei said in a statement.
She added that, “in due time there will be ample opportunity to fully address these matters once and for all.”
Mrs. Osei was found to have breached procurement laws in the award of several contracts in her three-year heading the EC.
This led to her, along with her two deputies, being removed from the commission.
The report of a committee set up by the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, to probe the commission heads, recommended their removal from office.
Charlotte Osei was investigated over six separate allegations of various procurement breaches, for which a prima facie case was established.