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Legal Practitioner has challenged Chief Justice to refer Lawyer Tsikata to the Ghana Legal Council.

Latest news from Laud Nartey of indicates that; following Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata’s recent comment on TV3… a private legal practitioner has thrown a challenge to the Chief Justice of Ghana.

The report states that, a private legal practitioner- Professor Kwaku Asare, has reportedly said that, just as the Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, referred Dr. Dominic Ayine (former Deputy Attorney General),to the General Legal Council, for comments he made against the justices of the Supreme Court, it will be interesting to see if the same Chief Justice will again refer LawyerTsatsu Tsikata, to the GLC for… saying what he said on TV3.

Lawyer Tsikata (the Lead Counsel for former President John Dramani Mahama, in the election 2020 petition at the Supreme Court), speaking in an exclusive interview on TV3, insisted that, the Supreme Court made errors in its election 2020 judgment; and adding that; Each of the judges had a chance to articulate the reasons; and to explain their views from a legal authority standpoint, but in the 2020 petition, he (Tsikata) thinks that all the decisions…“The Chief Justice will write an opinion, and everybody was on board”.

Commenting on Lawyer Tsikata’s speech, Professor Asare said; “It will be interesting to see if the Chief Justice will refer Tsatsu to the Ghana Legal Council for saying that “In this last petition, I think as we all saw virtually in all the decisions, the Chief Justice will write an opinion and everybody was on board”.

According to Professor Asare, “Lawyers are foot soldiers of the Constitution, and must be free to defend the Constitution, as vigorously as possible”. He added that, the law journals will be boring, if all lawyers and commentators could do… was to praise court opinions or to shy away from questioning the independence of the courts”.

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