Veteran journalist calls EC petition to the president “incompetent”

Veteran journalist calls EC petition to the president “incompetent”

- He is convinced that the petition would yield no good results for the petitioners

- He stated that the president is however bound by law to present it to the Chief Justice

- He also expressed his respect for the lawyer for the petitioners, Maxwell Opoku Agyemang

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Veteran journalist and editor – in – chief of the New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has stated that the petition allegedly filed by some staff of the Electoral Commission (EC) to remove the chairperson is “really incompetent”.

Veteran journalist calls EC petition to the president “incompetent”

Charlotte Osei, chairperson of the Electoral Commission

He noted that he has read its content and has reached that conclusion.

He believes that the petition reveals the presence of a serious internal matter in the Commission.

He went ahead to indicate that though he had a lot of respect for the counsel of the petitioners, he didn’t really know him.

Baako further added that inasmuch as he is doing his best to refuse to allow his personal relationship with the EC boss to cloud his judgement, he is strongly convinced that the root cause of the present case is nothing more than an internal matter that hasn’t been properly handled.

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That notwithstanding, he is sure the petition lacks merit and would reach nowhere.

He went on to state that the reason the petitioners failed to disclose their identities was because they were fearful of losing their jobs.

This, to him, is because the president is bound by law to forward all of such cases to the Chief Justice, and as such if such a petition should be determined by the courts, the petitioners may risk losing both the case and their jobs.

He went on to say that the root cause of it all was a rift at the top, and it wasn’t properly handed, hence the petition to the president.

He concluded by saying that here are several pieces of evidence to punch holes in the petition, hence when those behind it eventually come out to state their case, the entire petition would be discarded with.

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