Who succeeds Afari Gyan Supreme Court adjourns broadcaster's EC petition

Mr. Richard Sky has dragged President John Mahama to the Supreme Court to seek interpretation as to who should appoint the next EC boss.

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The Supreme Court has granted an application for extension of time to the Attorney General in the suit where Citi fm journalist Richard Sky is before the court to interpret provisions of the 1992 Constitution on the appointment of an Electoral Commission (EC).

The Adjournment of the case will allow the AG to file their statement of case in reaction to the suit brought by Mr Sky and also make it possible for both legal teams to submit a joint memorandum of issues for adjudication by the panel of seven member justices of the Supreme Court presided over by Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood.

Richard Sky is invoking the jurisdiction of the highest court of the land, to interpret certain provisions of the 1992 Constitution in relation to the appointment of an Electoral Commissioner.

According to the broadcaster upon a true and proper interpretation of the constitution, it is the responsibility of the council of state to, in effect, chooses the EC boss, a decision which shall be binding on the president.

There has been intense pressure on President John Mahama to consult political stakeholders and other personalities before a replacement is named for current EC boss Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan who is expected to retire by the end of June 2015. Read more Journalist drags Mahama to court over EC chair appointment

The case has been adjourned to the 14th of July 2015.

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