Charlotte Osei, the former Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, has been selected to lead the ECOWAS team of election and IT experts to help the Liberia Elections Commission clean up its voters’ register ahead of the senatorial elections, constitutional referendum and by-elections on December 8, 2020.
“Following the formal request from President George Manneh Weah, the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, has approved the deployment of a team of Election and IT experts to assist the NEC in the cleaning of the voter roll in preparation for the Senatorial Elections, Constitutional Referendum and by-elections scheduled to hold on 8th December 2020,” a statement from ECOWAS read.
According to the statement, Charlotte Osei arrived in Monrovia on November 15, 2020, to join the technical team that has been in Liberia since October 22, 2020.
“This deployment is also in keeping with the provisions of Article 14 of the Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance as well as Article 53(c) of the ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework and the Decision of the Authority of Heads of State to send timely pre-election missions to Member States holding elections to ensure a credible and a free and fair electoral process,” the statement added.
Charlotte Osei has been a technical expert as well as an Observer to ECOWAS Member States including serving in various ECOWAS Pre-Election Fact-Finding Missions.
In 2015, she was the first female Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana and she presided as the Returning Officer for Ghana’s 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
In May 2019, the United Nations appointed Charlotte Osei as an International Elections Commissioner to Afghanistan.
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