The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa and her two deputies; Dr. Eric Bossman Asare and Mr. Samuel Tettey have filed a suit at the Supreme Court to halt the impeachment processes seeking their removal.
This follows a petition to the presidency by the #FixTheCountry Movement seeking the removal of the chairperson and her deputies for their actions which disenfranchised the residents of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL) to vote for a representative in Parliament in the 2020 Parliamentary Elections.
The #FixTheCountry movement contends that the conduct of the Electoral Commission (EC) officials in the matter “meets the threshold of stated misbehaviour and, or incompetence as required under Article 146 of the 1992 Constitution for the removal of these officials”.
President Akufo-Addo after receiving the petition has forwarded same to the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin Yeboah for the necessary actions to be taken as required by law.
But the leadership of Ghana’s Electoral Management body has filed another suit at the Supreme Court seeking to halt the process.
In addition to the convener of the petitioners, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, the Chief Justice and the Attorney-General are also named in the EC’s suit as defendants.
The Electoral Commission(EC) in their write filed at the Supreme Court, alleged that Barker-Vormawor has published contents of the petition seeking their removal in the media contrary to Article 146(8) of Ghana’s constitution and therefore pray that the court halt the impeachment processes and to declare the actions of the petitioners as unconstitutional.
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