Supreme Court judge likely to be next EC boss

Supreme Court judge likely to be next EC boss

- President Akufo-Addo is to appoint Supreme Court judge as new Electoral Commission boss

- President Nana Addo is set to announce the name of the new EC Chairperson in coming week

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is likely to appoint a Supreme Court judge to occupy the vacant position of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC)

According to Starrfmonline.com report, barring all hitches, the president will announce a female member of the Bench to succeed the deposed EC boss, madam Charlotte Osei.

Some confidential information available to Starrfmonline.com also states that the female judge, has been selected after a thorough consultation and deliberations by President Akufo-Addo in consultation with Council of State.

Supreme Court judge likely to be next EC boss

President Akufo-Addo (Photo credit: Presidency.gov.gh)

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The decided candidate, according to sources, is favoured miles ahead of another contender who is outside the judiciary.

The Council of State has been presented with the name and profile of the judge and the other candidate as a remote alternative.

But some pieces of information available to the media confirms that the President, together with Council of State is likely to settle on the Supreme Court Judge.

The President has the opportunity to nominate four commissioners including the chair since two were removed with Mrs. Osei while one other is on retirement.

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President Nana Addo had earlier given the assurance that he will not pick an individual with a political bias to serve at a sensitive position such as the EC boss.

“We are not looking for persons who are coming to do a job for the NDC or for the NPP. We are looking for persons who are coming to do a job for Ghana. That is what we are looking for, for the Electoral Commission,” Nana Addo told the media recently.

Mrs. Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwah were fired over ‘incompetence and misbehaviour’ after a committee constituted by the Chief Justice found them culpable of allegations of procurement breaches among others.

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