A group of Ghanaian citizens led by one Mr. Elikem E. Kotoko has served a notice to the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander to embark on a peaceful picketing in Accra towards a petition requesting for the removal of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission.
The petitioners for the removal of Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa from office as the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana write to notify the Police of their planned indefinite picketing at the Presidency, EC Headquarters and the Supreme Court starting Wednesday, February 24, 2021 until the president acts on their petition.
According to the team led Mr. Elikem E. Kotoko, the planned picketing is to draw the attention to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s refusal to act on their Article 146 Petition demanding for the Removal of Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa from office as Chairperson of the Electoral Commission.
“The president upon receipt of an
Article 146 Petition is expected to act as a CONVEYOR BELT by immediately referring same to the Chief Justice for further ACTION. The president has failed to do this since receiving our petition on January 21, 2021.” The letter said.
According to the group, the Picketing shall be for three (3) days each week from Wednesday to Friday beginning February 24, 2021 utill their Article 146 petition is acted upon.
Weary of the COVID-19 safety protocols there shall be a maximum of 25 peaceful citizens picketing at each location. “By this note as required by the Public Order Act, notice is hereby served on the above event.”
Read the full letter below.