The Ghanaian journalist and the managing editor at the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr took a swipe at President Akufo Addo concerning a statement he made when he was the Attorney General, concerning the supreme Court when Tsatsu Tsikata was standing trials.
Uncle Kwesi, as he is popularly called made this statement on Metro tv's GOOD MORNING GHANA breakfast show today when he was making a submission concerning the release by JUSAG and the subsequent statement he made earlier.
"One of the severest criticism that I have heard, was the criticism by Nana Akufo Addo the current president and the records are there. One of the severest criticism of the supreme Court came from him.
You will remember the trial of Tsatsu Tsikata, when the supreme Court actually ruled that the fast track court was unconstitutional, his comments are there on record. He actually said that, the decision of the supreme Court was capricious and so on.
Who held that against him? He was then the Attorney General. As far as am concerned, he was entitled to criticize the supreme Court's decision, it was his opinion.
Who says that, we too do not have the right that he had to launch that criticism against the supreme Court? His rights as a citizen was not different from the right of the carpenter at Agbogbloshie. His rights as a citizen was not different from the rights of the market women.
Infact, one of the cardinal principles of law is the equality of rights. So, Akufo Addo can launch such severe criticism against the decision of the supreme Court and expect that other citizens cannot criticize the supreme Court." - he said
He was reminded by the host that Akufo Addo wasn't the one behind the release made by JUSAG but he didn't take back the statement he made.
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