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Injunction suit filed to stop appointment of new EC Boss

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President Nana Akufo-Addo could be blocked by the Supreme Court from appointing a new Electoral Commissioner following the sacking of Charlotte Osei for incompetence and mis-conduct.

A private citizen, Fafali Nyonator has filed an interlocutory injunction seeking to block the President from making an “unconstitutional” decision.

He had earlier filed a law suit at the same premises questioning bases behind removal of the EC Boss, but currently wants the President to hold on to the appointment until the Supreme Court hears his case challenging the sacking of Mrs Osei as announced by the presidency last June.

News circulating in the media landscape indicates the president will soon name a new EC chair.

Mrs Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwah were dismissed by President Akufo-Addo on grounds of incompetence and procurement breaches at the election management body.

A committee led by Madam Chief Justice Sophia  was set up to investigate separate complaints brought against her and the two deputies of her by Ghanaian citizens, recommended their removal.

However if the suit filed against the president is anything to go by then obviously, he is detain from revealing any EC Boss anytime soon.

According to citizen FAFALI, If the President goes ahead to appoint a new boss he would be adding one “unconstitutional” decision to another “unconstitutional” action, he said in his affidavit in support of the motion of application for an interim injunction.

The naming of a new boss would also undermine the authority of the court hearing the case against Charlotte Osei’s sacking.Adding that, if the court declares Charlotte Osei’s removal as unconstitutional, she could return to work only to find a new boss in her office.

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