The petitioners have chosen to withdraw their request for the removal of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) and her Deputies due to a lack of action or response on the matter.
The petitioners, who informed the President and Chief Justice about their decision to withdraw the petition, stated that their action is a response to the failure of the involved parties to take appropriate measures.
On January 10, 2022, a group of 46 individuals associated with the #FixTheCountry movement submitted a petition to the President, highlighting the serious misconduct of the Chairperson and Deputies of the Electoral Commission. The misconduct resulted in the citizens of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobu, and Likpe being deprived of their voting rights in the 2020 parliamentary elections.
The petitioners claim they have observed deliberate actions that indicate an intention to weaken or eliminate the constitutional mechanisms of accountability and fair conduct since the petition was sent to the Chief Justice.
The decision not to take action on the petition, the petitioners claim, was a result of a purposeful and cooperative choice by the then Chief Justice to use procedural tactics to permit the frivolous delaying tactics of Madam Jean Mensa. This was stated in a press release by the petitioners.
After a two-year wait, the petitioners have opted to withdraw their request due to a lack of interest and urgency in addressing the matter, which they view as a mockery of the constitution.