Ghanaian private legal practitioner Professor Kwaku Asare popularly known as Prof Kwaku Azar has said that there is a little doubt that the court, in recent times, has strived for consensual decision making on constitutional questions.
Taking to his Facebook page, Prof Kwaku Azar explained how this unanimous decision making has so many advantages and disadvantages
According to him, speaking with a unified voice sends a clearer message to all stakeholders on what the constitution says, it also create an impression that the issue at hand was thoroughly and fairly dealt with.
However, he added that the unanimity created illusion of accuracy and creates and impression that the losing party's case was frivolous
This illusion of accuracy according to him, is particularly problematic in a culture where authority is often mistaken for a monopoly of knowledge. Unanimity or supermajority, in contrast to a split decision, puts the mistaken belief on steroids.
He further argued that the fact the the decision was unanimously agreed by the court does not make it constitutional and is no guarantee of accuracy
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