The office of the President has announced that the petition received which calls for the removal of the EC boss Charlotte Osei has been forwarded to the Chief Justice.
A group of petitioners working at the Commission petitioned the President for Mrs Osei’s removal, citing mismanagement and corruption.
In a statement released today, Wednesday July 26, the President announces the petition has been forwarded to the Chief Justice, who has the sole authority to act in this case, as spelt out in Article 146(3) of the 1992 Constitution.
Read statement below…
PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO REFERS PETITION AGAINST EC CHAIRPERSON TO CHIEF JUSTICE
President Nana Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, referred a petition purporting to invoke Article 146(3) of the Constitution, in respect of the office of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, to the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo.
Whilst the President was out of the country, the office of the President received a petition, initially undated and unsigned, against the Chairperson of the EC. Subsequently, counsel, Maxwell Opoku Agyemang, Esq., by letter dated July 20, 2017, wrote to the office of the President setting out the names of the petitioners and the date of the petition.
Pursuant to the terms of Article 146(3), President Akufo-Addo has, thus, referred the petition to the Chief Justice for resolution, in accordance with the provisions of Article 146(3).