Attorney General sued over removal of Charlotte Osei

Attorney General sued over removal of Charlotte Osei

- A concerned citizen has sued the attorney general over the sacking of the EC boss, Charlotte Osei

- Fafali Nyonator wants the Supreme Court to declare her sacking of the EC boss as 'null and void'

- Charlotte Osei has commented on her removal saying her good deeds will be judged by posterity

The attorney general, Gloria Akufo, has been sued over the removal of the electoral commissioner and her two deputies.

The suit comes from a concerned citizen, Fafali Nyonator. is gathering that the writ was filed on the morning of July 3rd is seeking the Supreme Court to quash the decision by the Chief Justice to unilaterally determine the EC chair's sack.

The petition wants a "declaration that the determination of Her Ladyship, the Chief Justice, of the prima facie case pursuant of article 146 of the Constitution for the removal from office of the chairperson of the EC is inconsistent with article 130 (a) of the Constitution as the said determination Her ladyship usurped the exclusive jurisdiction of the Supreme Court".

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Fafali Nyonator also wants the court to pronounce as null and void the "prima facie determination of the chief justice, the report of the said committee that recommended Charlotte Osei's removal as well as the decision of the president to sack the EC boss".

The dismissal of Charlotte Osei sent shock waves to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) which believes this was a ploy to influence future elections in the favour of the party.

The dismissal of the EC heads has left three major spots in the country's electoral commission empty.

What this means is that the president would have to, as a matter of urgency, nominate three officials who could do the job as spelled out in the 1992 Constitution.

Having been criticised for filling public positions with family and friends, Nana Addo is left with no option than to be extremely neutral on the appointment of an electoral commissioner.

In the meantime, there have been threats of demonstrations against Charlotte Osei's removal. The opposition NDC suspects government's "hidden agenda to rig elections in the future" through a new EC boss.

The threat of a massive demonstration saw the Ghana police issue a warning to the leadership of the NDC.

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In the midst of all these controversies, Charlotte Osei issued a statement thanking friends and supporters for their prayers and support through these times.

After narrating the experience of surviving death threats and curses, Charlotte Osei believed her deeds as the EC boss - as seen in the 2016 elections - will be left for posterity to judge.

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