Akufo-Addo to swear in Jean Mensa as EC Chair today
This was after a Committee established by the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, found them to be incompetent, guilty of
Again, the retirement from office of Mrs. Pauline Adobea Dadzawa, a Member of the Commission, on Monday, April 30,
Council of State advice
President Akufo-Addo following the removal nominated the four new persons and forwarded their names to the Council of State for advice in line with the 1992 Constitution.
But in a ruling Tuesday, July 31, a seven-member panel of the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the interlocutory application.
The court held that the application was not necessary because the court had the power to nullify the appointment of
Such powers, the court held, was grounded in Article 2 clause 2 of the 1992 Constitution.
ualification and appointment of Members of the Electoral Commission, states that "(1) A person is not qualified to be appointed a member of the Commission unless he is qualified to be elected as a member of Parliament."
It adds: "(2) The President shall, acting on the advice of the Council of State appoint the Chairman, Deputy Chairmen and the other members of the Commission."