The largest opposition party in Ghana, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), in a press briefing on Monday morning, June 21, 2021, has asked the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah to withdraw his complaints against a big wig affiliate lawyer of the party, Lawyer Dr Dominic Ayine.
Speaking at the press briefing which was aired on major media platforms across the country, the General Secretary of the NDC, Honorable Johnson Asiedu Nketia stated that it is necessary for the Chief Justice to rescind his decision to lodge a formal complaint against the defendant, Lawyer Dr Dominic Ayine, referring to it as an act of intimidation.
According to Johnson Asiedu Nketia, it is no coincidence that almost all the lawyers who have been reported to the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council by the Chief Justice are all NDC affiliates. He further directly quizzed the Chief Justice's personal interest in punishing NDC lawyers always.
"It is no coincidence that virtually all the lawyers who have reported to the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council by the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah in recent times are aligned to the NDC. What is the Chief Justice's personal interest in the punishment of NDC affiliated lawyers..., that he initiate unwarranted against them."
"We dare say that such treatment will not be meted out to lawyers who are aligned to the NPP [New Patriotic Party] for reasons best known to the Chief Justice himself."
Lawyer Dr Dominic Ayine who is a big wig NDC lawyer was reported to the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council by the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, for allegedly making unacceptable statements at a panel discussion on the 2020 general elections outcome and and it's impact on Ghana's, and of course, Africa's Democracy.
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