Ghanaian Citizen, Fafali Nyontor files interlocutory injunction preventing President Nana Addo from announcing new EC chair

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President Nana Akuffo Addo
                 President Nana Akuffo Addo

It looks like the Electoral Commissioner seat might remain vacant a bit longer, as a citizen of Ghana in the person of Fafali Nyontor, has filed an interlocutory injunction praying the Supreme Court to restrain His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana from appointing any person to the position of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission. 

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The injunction also prevents the President from permitting the swearing into office of any such persons and/or permitting any such persons to serve as the Substantive Chairperson of the EC. 

Reports have been ripe in the media that the President Akufo-Addo will announce a new candidate for the position of Electoral Commissioner this week hence the prompt interlocutory injunction from Fafali Nyontor. 

The position became vacant when a committee set up by the Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo was tasked to investigate separate counts of incompetence and misconduct against Mrs Charlotte Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwaa. The committee recommended their removal from office. 

This move is likely to delay the announcement of a new EC chair. 

Below is a copy of the injunction. 

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