Some petitioners who want the Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson, Jean Mensa removed from office have indicated they will begin to picket indefinitely at the Presidency, Eelectoral Comission headquarter and the Supreme Court from Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
This was contained in a notice to the Greater Accra Regional Police Command on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
According the petitioners in a notice to the Greater Accra Regional Police Command on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 their action of picketing is to draw the attention of President Nana Akufo-Addo to act on “Article 146 petition demanding for the removal of Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa from office as Chairperson of the Electoral Commission”.
They noted that per Article 146, President Akufo-Addo is supposed to act as a conveyor belt by referring the petition to the chief justice for the needed action, however he has failed to do so since he received their petition on January 21, 2021.
“Picketing shall be for three days each week from Wednesday to Friday beginning February 24, 2021, till our Article 146 is acted on, ”the notice to the Regional Police Command stated. It further stated that aware of “the COVID-19 safety protocols, there shall be a maximum of 25 peaceful citizens picketing each location.”
Mr. Elikem Kotoko, on Thursday, 21 January 2021 Petitioned the president stressing that “the current leadership under the Chairmanship of Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa, knowingly created Constitutional crises by their actions and inactions in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential elections, as they ignored caution and advice from various stakeholders of the adverse outcomes and implications of their actions and acts of omission”.
It added that the EC chair in a letter dated June 4th, 2020 copied to the President, the Council of State was given an opportunity in the hope of averting this article 146 action for her removal from office but she refused to respond making the petition inevitable.
“By this instant Petition and in accordance with Article 146, the President is obligated to forward for the immediate attention of the Chief Justice for the sole purpose of setting up the appropriate Committee thoroughly investigate allegations made in the Petition by named persons and organisations, to establish a case against the Electoral Commission Chairperson ultimately leading to the removal of Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa from office as per the Petition”.
Filed By : Agaatorne Douglas Asaah / awakenewsroom.com