Elections

Nana Akufo-Addo asks EC Boss to step aside

The Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo has empanelled a committee to look into the alleged abuse of power and corruption scandals that have rocked the Electoral Commission (EC).

A report by the Daily Guide Newspaper indicates that there appears to be sufficient grounds for impeachment of the EC officers involved, who are at loggerheads, thereby jeopardizing the operation of the commission.

The five-member committee is expected to investigate the EC Chairperson, Charlotte Osei, together with her two deputies – Georgina Opoku-Amankwah, who is in charge of Corporate Services and Amadu Sulley, in charge of Operations – as prescribed under Article 146 of the 1992 constitution.

The committee, to be presided over by a Supreme Court Judge, has two other Court of Appeal judges (male and female), as well as two other members nominated by the Council of State (female and male) as its membership.

The decision to form the committee comes after two separate petitions demanding the removal of the EC Boss were sent to the president.

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