The Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has sent a strong warning to the Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and the National Youth Organizer for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Henry Nana Boakye, with immediate effect desist from provoking the Supreme Court against the former Deputy Attorney General, Dr Domininstic Ayine.
The NDC says besides the agenda on Dr Ayine, it has also noticed with great worry the persistent verbal media attack on the Counsel for former President John Mahama in the ongoing Election Petition before the Supreme Court.
“We consider this persistent conduct of Hon. Oppong Nkrumah and Henry Nana Boakye and their surrogates as unbecoming of professional colleagues who have sworn to protect the ethics of their respected profession over and above partisan considerations,” the NDC said in a statement signed by its Director of Communications, Kakra Essamuah and copied to Capitalnewsonline.com.
Mr. Essamuah further disclosed that “these attacks are characterized by constantly offering misleading comments about our lawyers and the case in court.”
Below is the full statement:
NDC STATEMENT ON ATTEMPTS BY KOJO OPPONG NKRUMAH AND HENRY NANA BOAKYE TO INCITE THE SUPREME COURT AGAINST NDC LAWYERS.
In the course of the hearing of the Presidential Elections Petition initiated by HE John Dramani Mahama in the Supreme Court, both the NDC and the NPP have sets of lawyers who meet the Media immediately after each sitting to publicise their view of what has taken place in court. It is a process from which the good people of Ghana have come to appreciate the respective positions of the parties litigating in the Court.
Unfortunately, in recent times, the NPP team, led by Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has been using the podium offered by the Media to attack Counsel representing HE John Mahama in the case, and even going further to incite the Court against the former Deputy Attorney General, Hon. Dr. Dominic Ayine.
In addition, many NPP legal commentators in the Media, appear to take inordinate delight in belittling and heaping insults on Counsel for HE John Mahama and the NDC. These attacks are characterized by constantly offering misleading comments about our lawyers and the case in court.
We consider this persistent conduct of Hon. Oppong Nkrumah and Henry Nana Boakye and their surrogates as unbecoming of professional colleagues who have sworn to protect the ethics of their respected profession over and above partisan considerations.
The Supreme Court exists to do justice fairly and squarely to all citizens irrespective of political colours, and to attempt to incite the Court against our noble lawyers is to debase the Court’s role and duty.
We accordingly condemn in no uncertain terms this unfortunate conduct of the NPP to demonize our Counsel before the Supreme Court. The truth shall stand. The truth shall prevail.
LONG LIVE THE NDC.
ISSUED IN ACCRA THIS 18TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2021
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
By: Isaac Dzidzoamenu/capitalnewsonline.com
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