Charlotte Osei, Ghana’s first female EC chairperson and her two deputies must be arrested, NPP MP for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong charged on July 25, 2017.
Kennedy Agyapong pushed for Charlotte Osei dismissal when he was speaking on Adom TV’s ‘Badwan’ show July 25 last year, after an unknown staff of the Electoral Commission petitioned President Akufo-Addo for removal of Charlotte Osei from office over allegations of fraud and financial malfeasance as well as abuse of office.
“The truth is that they should sack all the three and arrest them because the EC herself is coming forth with written reports of corruption at the commission, they should all be fired and arrested immediately for working to sabotage the country for all this while…,” he said.
Kennedy Agyapong added that “All the three commissioners should step aside for fair investigations to go on because Charlotte Osei’s revelations are very serious…Charlotte is not clean, Sulley is not clean and Georgina Opoku-Amankwah is deeply NDC and not clean…,”
Also ahead of the 2016 general elections, Kennedy Agyapong alleged that Charlotte Osei was involved in some illicit relationship with the then President John Mahama and that when NPP takes over power in Ghana, he make sure Charlotte Osei is removed from office.
However, Charlotte Osei responded to the claim by Kennedy Agyapong that she got her job by giving out sexual favours.
Speaking on Accra-based Joy FM as part of activities to mark International Women’s Day in 2017, Charlotte Osei said she did not pay much attention to Agyapong’s remark.
“My sense of self should not come from somebody who does not know me. If the person thinks I got my job through sexual favours, surely, there are other more rewarding and less difficult jobs I could use that sexual favours for.
“And in any case, this is man who is sleeping with other women, so why didn’t he give the job to those women,” she said.
Charlotte Osei said the accusation that she got her appointment by selling her body was one of the many challenges successful women face from men who feel threatened by them.
She said such men would do everything within their power to pull successful women down.
“So they are going to throw everything at you to just to get you out of that space. Once you recognise that, then you recognize those comments for the distractions that they are and you just focus on doing what you have been called to do and to do an excellent job,” she said.