#FixTheCountry petitions the president to remove Jean Mensa and her two deputies

The #FixTheCountry movement is demanding justice for the people of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL) by petitioning the President to relieve the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Madam Jean Mensah and her two deputies of their positions due to the unfortunate situation where the people of SALL did not get to vote for a representative in Parliament in the 2020 polls.

It 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”.

The movement according to their statement was optimistic 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.”

So far there are 46 signatories to the petition, including residents of SALL the movement reveals.

Convener of the #FixTheCountry Movement, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, bemoaned the lack of transparency from the EC since the 2020 election.

“For over a year now, there has been no attempt to give clarity to why such grievous harm was done to our constitution,” he said.

Mr. Barker-Vormawor further said the actions of his group were meant to safeguard Ghana’s constitution.

Our commitment is to restore the constitution and ensure that the constitution continues to survive when it is under attack by persons as high as persons occupying the Office of the Electoral Commission.”

As it stands now SALL, which is in the Guan district, has no legislator in Parliament after disagreements over its inclusion in the Oti Region following its creation.

Some residents of Akpafu, then in the Hohoe Municipality, did not participate in the referendum that endorsed the creation of the Oti Region.

By: Stella Annan | myactiveonline.com Twitter @activetvgh


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