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EC sues #FixTheCountry convener, CJ & AG for leaking petition

EC sues #FixTheCountry convener, CJ & AG for leaking petition
EC sues #FixTheCountry convener, CJ & AG for leaking petition

Jean Adukwei Mensa, the Chair of the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC), and her two deputies, Dr. Bossman Eric Asare and Samuel Tettey, have sued Oliver Barker-Vormawor, the Chief Justice, and the Attorney General, in the Supreme Court for leaking the petition demanding their dismissal in the media.

A true and proper reading of Article 146(8) of the 1992 Constitution, according to the EC commissioners, requires that the content of a petition requesting the removal of a public person not be disclosed in the media.

They argue, however, that this is what happened in the case of Mr. Barker-Vormawor, who is also the Convenor of #FixTheCountry, who petitioned the President to have them removed from office.

Therefore, the EC Chair and her deputies are seeking reliefs, one of which is an order of “perpetual injunction” placed on the Chief Justice, Kwesi Anin Yeboah, from “determining, dealing, or having anything to do in any manner whatsoever and/or howsoever, with any issues arising out of the contents of Petitioners Petition or at all”.

The petition was filed on Monday, January 10 in response to the inhabitants of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lololi, and Likpe (SALL) being denied the right to vote in the 2020 national parliamentary elections.

The petitioners claimed that the impugned officials’ actions when viewed in context and light of their previous and subsequent activities, satisfy the standard of alleged misbehavior and/or incompetence required for their removal under Article 146 of the 1992 Constitution.

In a statement to the media a week later, the main petitioner said the Presidency had answered the plea and forwarded it to the Chief Justice.

The Chief Justice even allowed them to furnish missing pages.

The EC and her deputies, on the other hand, claim that the petitions’ actions are a “sin” against Article 146’s demands.

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