A petition has been sent to the president, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo to interdict the three electoral commissioners who have been alleged to have involved in procurement and financial malfeasance.
Dawda Eric (1st Petitioner), Kyei Baffour (2nd Petitioner), Eric Dumenu Akatsi (3rd Petitioner) and Boahen Isaac (4th Petitioner) are people behind the petition.
The four men believes the presence of those being investigated will affect the outcome of the investigation and in other for the right thing to be done, the president must suspend them until the investigations are done.
The petitioners petitioned the office of the president ‘in respect to Article 3 (4) (a) which gives every citizen the right to defend the supreme law of the Republic of Ghana.’
‘This petition is anchored on the prima facie established by the Chief Justice Committee investigating allegations of procurement and financial malfeasance against the three electoral commissioners. We are of the firm belief that, their continuous stay in office whiles there is a criminal investigation against them is not in line with the best and acceptable practice since their stay in office may affect the ongoing investigation. The petition also takes inspiration from the recent actions by your outfit where appointees of your government have been asked to step aside for smooth investigative process to be carried on due to similar criminal charges against them. Recent amongst such action includes the suspension of the Upper West regional Minister and Deputy Sports Minister. Again in the case between Mr Richard Nyamah vs Ms Lauretta Lamptey, Former President John Dramani Mahama suspended the CHRAJ boss pursuant to Article 146(10) (b) of the constitution after the Chief Justice Committee established a prima facie against her.
Ms Lauretta Lamptey was accordingly impeached after the committee made a recommendation to that effect. In line with Article 44 (2) (3) and Article 146 (1) (2) (10) b), we are submitting before you to take the necessary steps within the remit of the law to ensure that, the three Commissioners are suspended accordingly to pave way for continuous smooth investigation into their alleged criminal conduct which has brought the image of the Commission into serious disrepute, contempt, and mockery’, they indicated in their petition.
The petitioners are calling on the President to take this action in other to ensure ‘fairness and justice.’