Akufo-Addo forwards petition seeking to axe Jean Mensah to Chief Justice

Akufo-Addo forwards petition seeking to axe Jean Mensah to Chief Justice

A letter from President Akufo-Addo has been addressed to Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah calling on him to look into the petition by pressure group #FixTheCountry demanding the sacking of the Chair of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensah.

The pressure group are demanding this action from the President following the inability of the people of  Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL) to vote in the 2020 parliamentary election.

They further cited that the actions and inaction of Madam Jean Mensah caused the people to lose their fundamental human rights.

And per information from sources at the corridors of power, the president upon receipt of the petition sent the same to the Chief Justice to commence the process of establishing a prima facie case against the EC chair.

It has been some weeks now since the movement clearly pointed out that they wanted the EC chair Jean Mensa, and her two deputies out for the inability of the residents of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL) to vote for a representative in Parliament.

The group contends that the conduct of the EC officials in the matter “meets the threshold of stated misbehaviour and, or incompetence as required under Article 146 of the 1992 Constitution for the removal of these officials”.

In a statement dated January 10, 2022, the movement expressed hope that Ghana’s laws will work in their favour.

“The Petitioners have faith that the normal constitutional processes contemplated by the Constitution to avenge infractions against it and our democracy will be upheld without fear nor favour; and that their standing as mere citizens of this Republic does not disable them from obtaining justice, in the preserve of our Constitution.”

By: Stella Annan | myactiveonline.com Twitter @activetvgh

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