President Akufo-Addo Refers Petitions Against Two Deputy EC Chairs to CJ

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Friday, 28th July, 2017, referred two petitions invoking the provisions of Article 146(3) of the Constitution, in respect of the office of the Deputy Chairpersons of the Electoral Commission, Ms. Georgina Opoku Amankwa and Mr. Amadu Sulley, respectively, to the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo.

A release signed by Eugene Arhin, director of Ccommunications at the presidency stated that the office of the President received the two petitions, both dated 25th July, 2017, from Emmanuel Korsi Senyo, who described himself as a “Concerned Citizen of Ghana.”

President Akufo-Addo, pursuant to the terms of Article 146(3), has, thus, referred both petitions to the Chief Justice for resolution, in accordance with the provisions of Article 146(3).

This comes after President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, referred to the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, a petition by some faceless staff of the commission seeking to impeach the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs. Charlotte Osei.

A section of Ghanaians including the executive director of IDEG, Dr. Emmanuel Akwetey have therefore called on the president to compel the EC Chairperson, Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Amankwa, to step aside to pave way for a thorough investigation into the allegations of corruption and abuse of public office at the commission.

Many well-meaning Ghanaians, believe that to restore public confidence back into the operations of the EC, there was the urgent need for a probe into the allegations made so far.




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