Civil Society organization, STRANEK- Africa is demanding that President Akufo-Addo presents “the original and five other copies of the [his] handing over notes to the Administrator-General as stated in section 6(4) of the Presidential Transition Act, 2012 (Act 845)”.
The organization argue that, per the law, President Akufo-Addo is to present his handing over notes not later than 30 days to an Administrator-General appointed under section 8(2) of Act 845 before the date of presidential elections.
Stranek-Africa is also questioning if a new Administrator-General has been appointed since retirement of David Yaro, if not, they want one appointed as soon as possible to superintend over the process.
In a statement date December 1, 2020 signed by Executive Director, Nii Tettey Tetteh, Stranek-Africa wants the President to act in accordance with the law.
“We therefore call for the appointment of the Administrator-General and also call on H.E. Akufo-Addo to activate the Presidential Transition Process as soon as possible”, parts of the statement reads.
“We fervently hope H.E. the President has prepared a set of comprehensive handing-over notes covering his first term of office of his Presidency as the Executive Authority under article 58 of the 1992 Constitution as stated in section 6(1) of Act 845.
“Stranek-Africa knows H.E. Akufo-Addo is a staunch believer of the rule of law and we believe he will expedite action even though the presidential transition process is behind time”, it added.