Electoral Commissioners head to Supreme Court over petition for their removal
The Electoral Commissioners have filed a suit against a lead convener of #FixTheCountry campaign, Oliver Baker Vormawor, at the Supreme Court for allegedly making public, contents of a petition submitted to the President for their removal.
Attached to the suit are the Chief Justice and Attorney General as second and third defendants respectively.
The Commissioners are praying the court to declare the publication unconstitutional and bar the Chief Justice from establishing a prima facie case against them.
They also want the Court to stop the Attorney General from considering the petition and thus, halt the process of establishing a case for their removal.
The Commissioners’ suit comes weeks after #FixTheCountry movement petitioned the President, demanding the former’s removal over the disenfranchisement of the people of SALL during the 2020 parliamentary elections.
The petitioners say the conduct of the EC Chair, Jean Mensa infringed on the fundamental human rights of the SALL people.
The President subsequently directed the Chief Justice to look into the petition.
EC boss, Jean Mensa and her two deputies, Dr. Eric Bossman Asare and Samuel Tettey are however praying the apex court to disregard the said petition.