Akufo-Addo did no wrong sacking Charlotte Osei – Kweku Baako
The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr has said President Akufo-Addo did no wrong sacking the chairperson of the Electoral Commission and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwaa following the recommendations of the committee that investigated them.
“I have to be very frank with you, I was on her [Charlotte Osei] side, I’m still on her side and I did it with all my conscience and conviction, and I still stand by her, that’s important, it’s a matter of conviction, conscience
However, he said in terms of the legal processes, “What the President [Akufo-Addo] had to do relative to the constitution, I have no difficulty with that. I think a lot of people are trying to shift the focus of the discussion.”
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However, he said there were initial hiccups with the procedure and
“I think we should move on and focus on the substance of the issue. I was following the committee’s work consistently…addresses, testimonies, and I have to be very honest with you, the petitioners and their testimony,” had issues.
“There was a gentleman who was a driver, Forson Ampofo, I am not a lawyer... his testimony was a complete disaster. The person who had led the petitioners and was claiming that he was doing it on the basis of personal knowledge of the allegations that he had made, when he appeared before the committee, actually showed that he had no personal knowledge of anything that had been put in their petition.”
“He had even claimed that he attends commission meetings and had personal knowledge but it turned out that it was nil. It is only when management had issues with
“It was a huge disaster, so I thought it will not be entertained,” he said and added that the petitioner had no personal knowledge but sought to rely on other witnesses to provide the evidence and prove his case.
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“As far as I am concerned, I don’t think, seriously speaking there was a violation of the Public Procurement law. I think there has been a strict interpretation of the public procurement law, a very harsh [one],” he said.