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[ 2017-10-09 ]

Mr.Opoku-Agyemang [L] was challenging Mr. Sory’s [R] status in representing Mrs. Osei [M] as lawyer

Court grants withdrawal of application against lawyer for EC boss
An application challenging the legitimacy of
Thaddeus Sory in representing the chairperson of
the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Charlotte Osei,
as lawyer in the petition seeking her removal has
been withdrawn.

Lawyer for the petitioners, Maxwell
Opoku-Agyemang, filed application to challenge Mr.
Sory’s legal representation for the EC boss on
grounds that the latter who is the lawyer for the
EC, cannot represent Mrs Osei in her individual
capacity in the petition.

But on Monday, Mr. Agyemang-Opoku caused the
application to be withdrawn from the High Court
presided over by Justice Kwaku Ackaah-Boafo.

Submitting for the application to be withdrawn,
Kwame Achempong Boateng and Julius Opoku Agyei
told the court the withdrawal has become necessary
because their client, Mr. Opoku Agyemang, has
caused another lawyer to enter appearance on his
behalf in the same matter in a different court.

Although Mr. Sory did not oppose the withdrawal
of the application, he prayed the court to award a
cost of GHC 50,000 in his favour.

Granting the withdrawal of the application, the
judge said there was no rule that stops
Opoku-Agyemang from withdrawing his application.

He also declined to award a cost of GHC50,000
against Mr. Opoku-Agyemang and rather awarded a
cost of GHC4,000 in favour of Mr. Sory.


Some staff of the EC who made allegations of abuse
of office, causing financial loss to the state and
breaches of the country’s procurement law against
Mrs. Osei petitioned President Akufo-Addo in July
to cause the Chief Justice, Ms Sophia Akuffo, to
initiate impeachment proceedings against Ms Osei.

READ: Charlotte Osei faces removal as EC Chair
They claimed among other things that Mrs. Osei
without recourse to laid down administrative
structures and the Public Procurement Act,
singularly abrogated contracts, secured a V8 Land
Cruiser for her use, and awarded contracts worth
thousands of dollars.

But Mrs Osei caused Mr Sory, who is the lawyer
for the EC, as her personal lawyer to write a
letter to Mr. Opoku-Agyemang to demand the names
of the EC workers who petitioned the president.

After Mr. Opoku-Agyemang declined to give out the
names, Mrs. Osei again caused Mr Sory to file a
defamation suit against Mr. Opoku-Agyemang. READ:
Charlotte Osei sues lawyer for anonymous EC staff

She claimed the anonymous staff have defamed her
per the petition, copies of which went viral,
claiming the anonymous “concerned staff” have
damaged her hard won reputation.

But Mr. Opoku-Agyemang raised red flags over Mrs.
Osei’s use of Thaddeus Sory as her personal lawyer
and consequently filed the application to
challenge his legal status in representing Mrs.

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