EC Deputy Commissioner has not issued official statement-Lawyer

Lawyer for the Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) in charge of Corporate Services, Georgina Opoku Amankwaa, has stated that his client has not issued any official statement to counter allegations leveled against her by the EC Boss Charlotte Osei in the aftermath of the petition.

There have been counter-accusations between the EC chair and her deputies after some faceless staff of EC petitioned the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo calling for her removal.

The EC Boss is being accused of “single-handedly” signing contracts without adhering to the Public Procurement Act.

She has accused her two deputies Amadu Sulley and Madam Georgina of gross insubordination, corruption and arrogance.

But issuing a disclaimer on Abusua FM’s Abusua Nkommo hosted by Kwame Adinkra, the Lawyer Kwame Owusu Sekyere, indicated that the purported statements circulating on social media are not from Madam Georgina as speculated by a section of Ghanaians.

He indicated that Madam Georgina has not been officially served with a copy of the Petition sent to the President.

‘Madam Georgina Opoku Amankwaa has not issued any statement, so many people are making allegations against her. Because the EC is an independent body, we are just watching how events will turn around with regards to the petition sent to the President. We, her lawyers with Asante Krobea-Sekyere Associates have not disseminated any information to the public or engaged the media whatsoever. She has nothing to do with the petition,’ he explained.

Lawyer Kwame Owusu debunked claims that Madam Georgina has commented on the GHC40million contracts she is alleged to have signed on behalf of the Commission without the authorization of her boss.

Lawyer for the EC deputy chairperson blamed her (Madam Georgina) detractors of being behind the statements.

He called on Ghanaians to ignore the statement going rounds on social media and in the various Newspapers indicating that they will respond to issues at the appropriate time.


By: Ghana/