26 July 2017

Akufo-Addo refers petition against EC Boss to Chief Justice

President Akufo-Addo has referred a petition seeking to remove the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei to the Chief Justice for further investigations to be carried out into the saga.

Madam Charlotte Osei is currently under pressure following a petition to the president for her to be probed for financial malfeasance and fraud allegations to trigger her impeachment.

A statement from the Presidency said “President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, 26 July 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, Mrs Charlotte Osei, to the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo.

According to the  statement signed by Director of Communications Eugene Arhin, while the President was out of the country, his office received a petition, initially undated and unsigned, against the Chairperson of the EC.

“Subsequently, counsel, Maxwell Opoku Agyemang, Esq., by letter dated 20th July, 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),” the statement added.





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