Citizen sues Attorney General over Charlotte Osei's dismissal

By Maame Aba Afful
Citizen sues Attorney General over Charlotte Osei's dismissal
Citizen sues Attorney General over Charlotte Osei's dismissal

A citizen has filed a suit against the Attorney General at the Supreme Court over the dismissal of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei from her office.

 According to Fafali Nyonator(plaintiff), the Chief Justice breached the constitution by usurping the exclusive power of the Supreme Court to interpret the provisions of the constitution and define the scope of the five-member committee that probed allegations of corruption levelled against Charlotte Osei.

The plaintiff is thus praying the Supreme court to declare the recommendation as well as the President's decision for the removal of the EC chairperson as 'null and void', and is also seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining President Akufo-Addo from appointing any person to the position of Electoral Commissioner until her position has become lawfully vacant.

EC Chairperson, Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwah, were removed from office following recommendations by the Chief Justice's committee which probed numerous corruption allegations levelled against them.

A statement issued and signed by Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, the three Electoral Commission officials have been removed for misbehaviour and incompetence.

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