In a statement released by the office of the president, H.E Nana Addo has nominated four as potential chair and deputies to the vacant Electoral commission chairmanship.
PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO NOMINATES NEW CHAIRPERSON. DEPUTY CHAIRPERSONS AND MEMBER OF THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has, by letter dated, Thursday, 19”’ July, 2018, sought the advice of the Council of State, in accordance with Article 70(2) of the Constitution, for the appointment of a new Chairperson, two Deputy Chairpersons, and a Member of the Electoral Commission (EC).
This follows the removal from office, on Thursday, 28th 2018, of the former Chairperson of the EC, Charlotte Osei, and the two deputies, Mr. Amadu Sulley and Mrs. Georgina Opoku Amankwah, by President Akufo-Addo, after the Committee established by the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, to investigate petitions brought against them, recommended their removal. Further, the retirement from office of Mrs. Pauline Dadzawa, a Member of the Commission, on Monday, 30th 2018, has created an additional vacancy in the Commission.The following persons have, thus, been nominated for appointment by the President to fill these vacancies, subject to the advice of the Council of State:
1. Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa – Chairperson
2. Mr. Samuel Tettey – Deputy Chairperson
3. Dr. Eric Asare Bossman – Deputy Chairperson
4. Ms. Adwoa Asuama Abrefa – Member of the Commission
President Akufo-Addo is hopeful that the Council of State will discharge its constitutional duty expeditiously, to enable him these critical appointments to this very important institution of State.
HON. AKOSUA FREMA OSEI-OPARE CHIEF OF STAFF
REPUBLIC Of GHANA
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT