46 lawyers, academicians, students, unemployed, others want EC Chair, Deputies sacked

A group of 46 individuals who sympathize with the drive for active citizenship being championed by #FixTheCountry, have submitted a petition demanding the removal of the Electoral Commissioner and her Deputies removed from office.

The petitioners are invoking the constitutional processes for the removal of the Chair and Deputies of the Electoral Commission through the petition addressed to the President of the Republic.

The petitioners comprise lawyers, academics, students, public and private sector employees, unemployed and homeless Ghanaians, the petitioners in a brief statement stated.

According to them, the petitioners’ ”…cuts across all political persuasions and ethnicity. The petitioners come from different towns and regions across the country and include Ghanaians in the diaspora”.

”The petition has been brought in connection with the intentional denial of the right to vote of the people of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lololi and Likpe in the 2020 general parliamentary elections.

The petitioners assert that the actions of the impugned officials, if considered in context and in light of their preceding and subsequent conduct, meets the threshold of stated misbehaviour and, or incompetence as required under Article 146 of the 1992 Constitution for the removal of these officials,” the petitioners said.

”In presenting this petition, the Petitioners have chosen to place their trust in a 1992 Constitution they believe to still be alive. The Petitioners have faith that the normal constitutional processes contemplated by the Constitution to avenge infractions against it and our democracy will be upheld without fear nor favour; and that their standing as mere citizens of this Republic does not disable them from obtaining justice, in preserve of our Constitution,” the statement added.

Read the full statement below

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By: Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana
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