President Akufo-Addo sits on Chief Justice’s report to remove Jean Mensa from office- ASEPA

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is said to have sat on the Chief Justice’s report to remove the Electoral Commission’s Chairperson Mrs. Jean Mensa from office for a stated misbehaviour arising from the deliberate violation of article 286 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

Coverghana.com.gh can report that, on 9th June, 2020, the Executive Director of the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), Mr. Mensah Thompson petitioned the Office of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on the removal of Mrs. Jean Mensa for her inability to declare Assets and Liability in accordance with Article 286 of the 1992 Constitution.

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Report available suggests that, over two months since the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) petitioned for the removal of the Electoral Commission’s Chairperson, there has been no response on the subject matter.

ASEPA became worried as they decided to file a search at the office of the Chief Justice to find as to whether the said petition had been referred to the Chief Justice in accordance with article 146 of the Constitution of Ghana.

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After the search was filed, a response from the Chief Justice to Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) reveals that, the office of the Chief Justice has completed work on the petition and submitted its report to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on 15th July, 2020, a month after the petition.

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In a statement issued by the Executive Director of Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), Mr. Mensah Thompson however disclosed that, the Office of the President has failed to public the Chief Justice’s report or failed to make the recommendations of the Chief Justice’s Committee known to the general public or to the petitioners.

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According to ASEPA, the action of the President violates the Public Administration Procedures and the presidency is protecting the Electoral Commission’s Chairperson Mrs. Jean Mensa.

The leadership of the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) is therefore demanding a quick publication of the Chief Justice’s report by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as soon as possible.

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Find attached a copy of the Chief Justice’s response issued by the Judicial Secretary Justice Cynthia Pamela Addo to the search filed by ASEPA. 

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