|[Published: Friday June 29 2018]
Ghana fires electoral boss
ACCRA 29 Jun (ANA) - Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has sacked the head of the country's electoral commission for “misbehaviour and incompetence”.
Charlotte Osei and her two deputies were dismissed on the recommendation of a committee set up by the chief justice to investigate complaints against them.
Last year, a number of electoral commission workers alleged that she had abused her office – and demanded her removal over corruption allegations.
Ms Osei was appointed by former President John Mahama, before his defeat by Mr Akufo-Addo in the last election.
She has denied any wrongdoing and Ghana's main opposition party has repeatedly said the accusations against her are trumped up.
Ms Osei - a former corporate lawyer - was Ghana’s first female electoral commissioner since the country returned to multi-party democracy in 1992.
She had successfully supervised the 2016 general elections, according to international observers.
Ghanaian next go to the polls in 2020.(ANA)
FA/ANA/29 June 2018--------