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Injunction filed to stop Akufo-Addo from appointing new EC

President Akufo-Addo

A citizen of Ghana, Fafali Nyonator has filed an interlocutory injunction at the Supreme Court to restrain President Akufo-Addo from appointing a new Chairman of the Electoral Commission until the substantive case of her earlier suit filed is determined.

Following the dismissal of Mrs. Charlotte Osei after the recommendations of a Committee set-up by the Chief Justice to investigate some allegations brought against her by a group of staff at

the EC, Ms. Falali Nyonator filed a suit at the Supreme Court challenging the legality of the process.

Sources within the presidency have hinted that the president will soon name a new EC chair with Professor Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu, Dr. Emmanuel Akwetey and Justice Sophia Adinyira topping the list.

Mrs Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwah were dismissed by President Akufo-Addo on grounds of incompetence and procurement breaches at the election management body.

A committee set up by Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo, to investigate separate complaints brought against the three persons by Ghanaian citizens, recommended their removal.

In 2017, the five-member committee investigated alleged acts of corruption involving Mrs Osei and her two deputies.

Some staff of the EC petitioned Nana Akufo-Addo to remove Mrs Osei from office over allegations of fraud and financial malfeasance as well as abuse of office. Mrs Osei also counter-alleged corruption against her deputies insisting that she has done nothing wrong and only being hounded out because she is fighting internal graft. The president, in accordance with the constitution, forwarded the petition to the Chief Justice to look into the matter

Below is the motion filed:

About Efo Korsi Senyo | Executive Editor

Efo Korsi Senyo has over 5 years experience working as an investigative journalist with Awake Africa. He is the Executive Editor of Awake Newspaper and Head of Awake Investigates. Efo does not only investigate and publish based on the journalism profession ethics but he also brings legal and civil actions against personalities and institutions he investigated. He said fighting against injustice and corruption in society as the only way for him to avenge injustice and corrupt acts he and other vulnerable people faced and continue to face in society. Efo is also a private investigator, IT expert and entrepreneur. Connect with him via senyo@awakeafrica.com or WhatsApp: +233249155003

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