The Office of the President says a request by pressure group Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) asking for the suspension of the Chief Justice is premature.
According to the Presidency, there has not been any appointment of a committee to inquire into the petition submitted by ASEPA.
ASEPA had earlier petitioned the president to remove Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah after he was cited in an alleged $5-million bribery allegation.
The Executive Secretary of the President, Asante Bediatuo in responding to the petition, stated that: “We are not aware of any law, rule or practise that requires a petitioner to be furnished with what you describe as vital information and, therefore, it could not have been contemplated that the information you requested in your letter could have been made available to you in any event.”
It added: “In our view, having submitted the petition, nothing more is required of you in the matter to warrant any reports being made to you, further to our acknowledgement of receipt.”