Nana Akufo-Addo to name new EC officials

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A source close to the Presidency told the Daily Graphic that a final decision was yet to be made on a fourth appointee.

Asked if the public would be satisfied with the President’s choice, it said: “By and large, the public will accept the names.”

It declined to give the gender or names of the potential appointees but gave an assurance that Ghanaians would not be disappointed in the choices.

On the question of whether or not the President would pull a huge surprise on the people as he did with the appointment of the Special Prosecutor, the source said: “The President made wide consultations and as a result the fears of skeptics will be allayed.”

There are currently two writs pending at the Supreme Court challenging the removal of the former Chairperson of the EC, Mrs Charlotte Osei.

In two separate suits, the plaintiffs, Ms Fafali Nyonator and the Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Mr Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, are praying the Supreme Court to overturn the decision of the committee that recommended Mrs Osei’s removal on the grounds of stated misbehaviour and incompetence.

The Supreme Court is yet to fix dates for the hearing of the cases.