Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has said his warning and advice to Mrs. Charlotte Osei against accepting the Electoral Commission Chairperson appointment, has been vindicated by her dismissal by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
According to the Nadowli-Kaleo lawmaker, the EC chair job “is a turf too rough” for a woman.
Mrs. Osei was sacked along with her two deputies Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwah, over procurement breaches and incompetence, per the recommendations of a committee set up by Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo to probe the three commissioners.
Reacting to her dismissal in an interview, Mr. Bagbin said: “If you ask Mrs. Charlotte Osei, she will tell you that I advised her not to accept that position. I told her I’ve been in the game and I know it and I told her that if she had another option like going to the Supreme Court, she should rather accept that, but she told me candidly: as for her, she is available to serve the nation in any capacity, and she got there and these are the results…”
Mrs. Osei, shortly after her dismissal, borrowed the literary voice of renowned African American poet Maya Angelou, through her poem ‘I Rise’, to communicate her resilience and steadfastness in the face adversity.