Charlotte Osei, Former Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, EC is in Liberia to lead the ECOWAS team of Information Technology (IT) experts to help the Liberian Elections Commission clean up its voter’s register.
Reports suggest the controversial voter’s register has derailed the confidence of the opposition community in the electoral system as the mid-term senatorial election draws closer.
The ECOWAS election and IT team were deployed following the request of President George Weah ahead of the senatorial elections, a constitutional referendum, and by-elections scheduled for 8th December 2020.
The 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 technical arm of the team has been in Liberia since 22nd October 2020 and has been working with the NEC Data Centre, as well as the UNDP Consultants attached to the centre.
Charlotte Osei who arrived in Liberia’s capital Monrovia on Sunday (15 November ) has over 25 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors and has held various leadership positions.