Coming towards the December 2016 general elections, though very important reformative decisions were taken by the EC that improved on the general transparency, fairness and enhancement on the peaceful elections, but on record, none of these important reformative ideas leading to decisions to improve the process was initiated by Charlotte Osei or by the institution of the EC itself.
Furthermore, in all cases, reformative decisions that were finally implemented by the Commission were forced by the Supreme Court of Ghana, and with compelling reasons for the EC to implement them.
The group added that, at one stage, the EC was described by some opinion leaders and Supreme Court Justices as having lost the focus on its mandate to ensure a peaceful and transparent elections, and was likely, if care was not taken, to plunge Ghana into chaos due to their stance, as political tension was considerably rising.
In some instances when the Supreme Court had passed judgement on a case concerning the NHIS registrants, urging the EC to take further steps to ensure clean voters register, the EC Chairperson, Charlotte Osei deliberately flouted such unambiguous orders by the Supreme Court.
Having deliberately caused frustration on the Supreme Court, one Justice Gbadegbe at an open court sitting, descended heavily on the EC vowing “not to allow it to plunge the country into chaos as the December 2016” general election was reaching home stretch.
The group recalled that, Mrs Charlotte Osei’s obstinate posture not to allow for a Clean Voters Register before the 2016 elections, led to some Ghanaian citizens registering their displeasure through peaceful demonstrations, which one of such peaceful demonstrations turned into violence when the Police visited brutal attacks on ordinary Ghanaian demonstrators.
In the process, one gentleman lost one of his eyes as a result of fired rubber bullets by the police.
With all these few instances and details available, CENAB-UK did not believe it will make good prudential judgment to award Mrs Charlotte Osei with such world class prize for only supervising, but without any proactive input as commissioner, in the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Ghana.
The group insisted that she was undeserving of the prize and entreated the management at Chatham House to reconsider their decision about Charlotte.
At the backdrop of all these, today, there is an impeachment process imitated by some Ghanaians against Charlotte Osei, and the Chatham House, London decision to disqualify her, greatly vindicates CENAB-UK’s position to dispute her nomination.