Amidst calls for the authorities to apply the same principle that caused her elimination as chairperson of the Electoral Commission in the Kwaku Agyeman-Manu case, Charlotte Osei has forwarded a message which could be regarded as her take on reccent issues.
In a short put up on her Twitter page, the former EC chair said “Dear Karma, please calm down small wai”. Charlotte Osei, it’ll be recollected was discharged by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in 2018 for supposed procurement breaches.
In the wake of the Sputnik V saga, exact public figures have questioned why the authorities that discharged Charlotte Osei appears not to be clear on sacking Kwaku Agyeman-Manu for committing the same breaches.
Talking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, virtuoso journalist Kwesi Pratt condemned the authorities for not applying the democratic provision of ‘equality before the law’.
“You cannot have a democracy anywhere in the world where the principle of equality of citizens is not respected. It’s a cardinal principle and when you violate the principle of equality of citizens before the law, the very foundation of democracy is shaken if not broken.
“In light of all this what comes to my mind is what then justifies the continued prosecution of Dr Opuni. How do we feel when you begin to look at how monumental decisions took place at the Electoral Commission ahead of the last elections and the justification we provided that? Can we in all honesty and sincerity say that it was okay to remove Charlotte Osei as EC chair? I’m not sure?” Pratt quizzed.
Randy Abbey, the host of the show has also for weeks now been making the same argument, asking if the authorities has the moral right to prosecute people for committing same offences.