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Just in: President fires chief of electoral commission, others over incompetence



President Nana Akufo-Addo from Ghana has dismissed the head of the country's election commission for "misconduct and incompetence," said Information Minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid.

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The dismissal of Charlotte Osei and her two deputies was based on a recommendation by a special committee set up by the Supreme Court to investigate complaints against them, Abdul-Hamid said in a statement.

"The committee recommended their removal on the basis of the identified misconduct and incompetence to Article 146 (1) of the Constitution," the minister said.

The three were instructed to delegate their duties to the Director of Personnel and General Services of the Commission.

The presidency said last year that it had referred a petition from some election commission workers accusing Osei of abuse of office to the Supreme Court for investigation.

Osei denied the allegations and the main opposition repeats itself

Osei, a former business lawyer, was appointed in mid-2015 by former President John Mahama. In 2016, she successfully oversaw parliamentary elections won by Akufo-Addo, the then leader of the main opposition.

The West African commodity exporter will hold the presidential and parliamentary elections in December 2020 Competition between the New Patriotic Party of Akufo-Addo and the National Democratic Congress of the Opposition (Reuters / NAN)


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