'Private citizen' sues Chief Justice over dismissal of Charlotte Osei


A private citizen, Fafali Nyonator, has sued the Chief Justice for exceeding her powers after recommending the dismissal of Electoral Commission (EC) boss, Charlotte Osei and her two deputies.

President Akufo -Addo on Thursday dismissed Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwaah for “misbehaviour and incompetence”.

The president’s action follows a recommendation by a committee instituted by the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo to investigate alleged acts of corruption and misconduct involving the three top officials of the EC.

However, Madam Nyonator in writ filed Tuesday, said the process leading to the dismissal of the EC boss was illegal and that the Chief Justice, Sophia Akufo, exceeded her powers. 

She also accused the Chief Justice of “usurping the exclusive original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to interpret the provisions of the Constitutions”.

She is also seeking an order of declaration, among others, that the prima facie case established against madam Charlotte Osei is null and void.

Madam Nyonator further seeks “an order of perpetual injunction restraining His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana from appointing any person to the position of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission until that position has become lawfully vacant in accordance with proper process and procedures as by law established.” 

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com 

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