The petition against the Electoral Commission of Ghana’s chairwoman, Charlotte Osei has been referred to the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo.
The announcement was made by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin on Wednesday.
This response comes after the the Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid noted that the president was yet to peruse the petition by some concerned staff of the EC, over alleged abuse of power and corruption by Mrs. Osei.
Below is the full statement:
President Nana Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, 26th 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, 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 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).