A member of the communication team of the National Democratic Congress, Mr Brogya Genfi has criticized the decision by the Chief Justice, Annin Yeboah to preside over the 2020 presidential election petition.
Reacting to similar views shared by Mr Tsatsu Tsikata on TV3, Mr Genfi maintained that Justice Anin Yeboah should have taken a cue from Chief Justice Georgina Wood, when she decided not to preside over the 2012 presidential election petition. His argument is that, the Chief Justice presiding over a panel he constituted had implications for the decisions that were going to made by the bench.
"This is the second presidential election petition we had. In the first, the Chief Justice, Georgina Wood was not a member of the panel. She enpanelled the bench and stayed away. Now Chief Justice Annin Yeboah appointed all the other judges and decided to sit over it. That alone has an implication on whatever decisions that were going to be made.
"This is a very sentive political matter, and if you have the appointing authority presiding; as a lay man, I got the impression that how do I appoint people to come and disagree with me".
He added that the unanimous decisions by the Supreme Court, during the hearing of the petition re-enforced the perception that "how do I appoint people to come and disagree with me".
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