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SC Dismisses Suit Challenging Removal Of Charlotte Osei

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The Supreme Court has thrown out a case challenging the removal of Charlotte Osei as Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC).

The suit was filed by Editor in-chief of the Crusading Guide, Mr Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Junior, challenging the impeachment of former chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Ms Charlotte Osei.

In a writ invoking the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court for the interpretation of the Constitution, Mr. Kwaku Baako argues that the Chief Justice Committee which investigated petitions for the removal of the EC Boss exceeded its constitutional mandate.

Mrs. Charlotte Osei was removed from office months ago together with her two deputies; Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amakwah, for stated misbehaviour and imcompetence.

The writ, which was filed on his behalf by his lawyer, Mr Samson Lardy Anyenini, at exactly 10 a.m. at the Supreme Court in Accra Tuesday July 10 prayed the apex court to hold that the Chief Justice’s prima facie determination against Mrs Osei was inconsistent and in violation of Article 146 (3) of the 1992 Constitution.

However, a seven-member panel presided over by Justice Julius Ansah, ruled that the case by veteran journalist Kweku Baako raises no issues for constitutional interpretation or enforcement.

According to them, veteran journalist Kweku Baako raises no issues for constitutional interpretation or enforcement.

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