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EC Chair, two deputies head to SC to stop removal from office process

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa and her deputies –Dr. Eric Bossman Asare and Mr. Samuel Tettey– have gone to the Supreme court challenging a petition brought against them for their removal from office by the #FixTheCountry Movement.

The movement had written to the President demanding the removal of the above mentioned officials over the inability of the residents of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL) to vote for a representative in Parliament.

But the Chair of the EC and her two deputies in the writ asked the court to declare the action by the pressure group as unconstitutional.

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Joined to the suit as first, second and third defendants are: Convener of the #FixTheCountry Movement, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, the Chief Justice and Attorney General.

Mrs. Jean Mensa and her two deputies are praying the apex court to stop the movement from pushing through the petition.

Below are the reliefs sought by the EC leadership:

  1. A declaration that upon a true and proper interpretation of article 146(8)of the Constitution 1992, 1st defendant’s publication in the media (traditional and social) of the contents of Petitioners’ Petition to His Excellency, The President of the Republic., for the removal of 1st, 2nd & 3rd plaintiffs from office for stated misbehaviour and incompetence sins against article 146(8) of the Constitution 1992, and to that extent unconstitutional.
  2. A declaration that upon a true and proper interpretation of article 146(8) of the Constitution 1992, 2nd defendant is precluded from establishing a prima facie case or otherwise arising out of the contents of the said Petition lodged by the Petitioners.
  3. A declaration that the airing of the contents of the Petition by 1 defendant to the media (traditional and social) has subjected 1st, 2nd& 3rd plaintiffs to public ridicule, hatred, odium and opprobrium and equally exposed them to unfair prejudice.
  4. An order of perpetual injunction directed against 2nd defendant 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.
  5. Any further orders and/or directions as this Honourable Court may deem fit to give effect or enable effect to be given to the orders of this court.

By: Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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