SC gives AG, CJ seven days to file Statements of Case in suit against EC Chair, deputies

This follows an application filed by the Attorney General, praying to the court in that regard.

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The Supreme Court has given the Attorney General and His Lordship the Chief Justice seven days to file their Statements of Case in a suit against the EC Chair, Madam Jean Mensa, and her deputies.

This follows an application filed by the Attorney General, praying to the court in that regard.

In January this year, the group, #FixTheCountry Movement submitted a petition signed by the convener, Oliver Barker to the President, Nana Akufo-Addo invoking the constitutional procedure for the removal of the EC Chair and her deputies over their handling of the SALL issue.

In their petition, the group contended that the EC Chair and her Deputies per their conduct intentionally denied the people of Santrokofi, Akpafu, and Likpe (SALL) the right to vote in the 2020 elections.

They, therefore, held in the light of the above that the conduct of the EC bosses meets the threshold of stated misbehavior and or incompetence as defined under Article 146 of the Constitution 1992 and thus should be removed.

However in the back of the petition, the EC boss, Jean Mensa, and her 2 deputies, filed a suit against Oliver Barker-Vormawor, the Chief Justice, and the Attorney General at the apex court to stop the ongoing impeachment process.

In their writ, the EC officials contended that Oliver Vormawor had published the content of the petition seeking their removal in the public domain contrary to Article 146(8) of the 1992 Constitution which states that: "All proceedings under this Article shall be held in camera, and the justice or chairman against whom the petition is made is entitled to be heard in his defense by himself or by a lawyer or other expert of his choice."

On Thursday, November 24, 2022, when the case was called, counsels for the other parties did not oppose the AG’s application.

As a result, the presiding judge, Amadu Tanko(JSC) duly admitted the motion and gave the first and third defendants seven(7) days within which to file their Statement of Case.