Charlotte’s accusers ‘withdraw’ suit

The lawyer representing the petitioners seeking the removal of the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Charlotte Osei from office, has withdrawn his application over the legitimacy of lawyer Thaddeus Sory to represent both the EC and Mrs Osei as a person.

In his submission before Justice Kwaku Ackaah-Boafo Monday, lawyer Julius Opoku Agyei, led by lawyer Kwame Achempong Boateng said the withdrawal has become necessary because their client Maxwell Opoku Agyemang has caused another lawyer to enter appearance on his behalf in the same matter in a different court.

Justice Ackaah-Boafo in his ruling said he is minded to grant the application because there was no rule that stops him from doing same. The application was granted.

The court, however, awarded  Mr Sory a cost of GHC4000 instead of the GHC50,000 he was asking for following the withdrawal of the case.

Background

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Charlotte Osei  sued the lawyer of the so-called staff of the Electoral Commission who are seeking her removal from office by the President.

In a suit intercepted by Starr News, the EC boss, among others, is asking the court to restrain Maxwell Opoku Agyemang from making comments which will further dent her reputation.

Below are the reliefs being sought by the EC boss

i. A declaration that the statements that Plaintiff is “managerially and administratively inept” because Plaintiff has no respect for the organisational structure of the Electoral Commission, “has poor human relations not befitting of any leader in public space”, has “unilaterally transferred District Electoral Officers perceived to be pro-NPP”, “…polarized the Commission along political lines” and disunited its members out at paragraphs 11, 12, 13, 20, 21 and 26 of the petition attached to Defendant’s letter conveying the petition to his Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana are defamatory of Plaintiff.

i. A declaration that the statements that Plaintiff is “managerially and administratively inept” because Plaintiff has no respect for the organisational structure of the Electoral Commission, “has poor human relations not befitting of any leader in public space”, has “unilaterally transferred District Electoral Officers perceived to be pro-NPP”, “…polarized the Commission along political lines” and disunited its members out at paragraphs 11, 12, 13, 20, 21 and 26 of the petition attached to Defendant’s letter conveying the petition to his Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana are defamatory of Plaintiff.

 

Source:Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/Wilberforce Asare

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