Parliament petitioned to impeach Akufo-Addo

Three Ghanaians have petitioned the Speaker of Parliament to trigger an impeachment process against Nana Akufo-Addo

Three Ghanaian citizens have petitioned Parliament to begin impeachment processes against President Nana Akufo-Addo following allegations made against him by Canada-based Ghanaian, Evelyn Aidoo, popularly known as Serwaa Broni on social media.

The petitioners are lssifu Seidu Kudus Gbeadese, Elikem Kotoko, and Stephen Kwabena Attuh.

“We deem it imperious to petition Parliament on the wake of consistent allegations leveled by one Ms. Evelyn Aidoo Alias Serwaa Broni, a Canada-based Ghanaian, against the President of Ghana, on several counts of human rights abuse, abuse of office, exposing the security of Ghana to external threat, the use of the national security apparatus to perpetrate criminal activities and dragging the name of the high office of President into disrepute, among others,” the petitioners said.

They added: “The President of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo swore an oath of Office on 7th January 2017 and on the 7th January 2021. This oath of Office bestowed on the President, a moral obligation to ensure the name of the high office of the President is not brought into disrepute.

“We, by this petition, call on the Parliament of Ghana, through your High Office of Speaker, to follow the example of the USA House of Representatives when the latter commenced an impeachment hearing against President Clinton on the 8th of September 1998, which ultimately resulted in the impeachment of Clinton on December 19th, 1998. Although the trial of Mr. Clinton at the Senate resulted in a 45-10 vote5 against the charge of perjury and 50-50 votes on the charge of obstruction of Justice, President Clinton admitted and apologized to the nation for his wrongdoing after he was discharged by the Justice Williams Rehnquist Supreme Court.

“We hold that our petition is well grounded to invoke Article 69(1) of the Constitution 1992, and warrant an inquiry into the matter and a subsequent impeachment proceeding initiated by Parliament to give effect to the letter and spirit of the Constitution, 1992.”

Below is the full petition:

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