Former Deputy Attorney General, Dr. Dominic Ayine is being investigated for some comments he made about the jury regarding the 2020 election petition. Indeed, the Chief Justice reported Dr. Ayine to the General Legal Council for the comments related to a ‘predetermined perception’ of some judges. Many big wigs of the NDC have argued that this is no case and an attack on the freedom of speech
Today, Saturday, June 5, 2021, Sammy Gyamfi joined Abena Tabi via Zoom on ‘The Keypoints’. Lawyer Yaw Oppong who was in the studio argued that Dr. Ayine spoke in the heat of the moment and should apologize and be forgiven. Sammy Gyamfi was however of the view that Dr. Ayine did no wrong. According to him, this is an attack on freedom of speech.
“The case they are referring has been tried and determined so how can this form the basis of a contempt case? We are determined to fiercely face that. We need to protect our democracy. We need to prevent state institutions from arrogating to themselves powers to summon and punish people. People should be allowed to express themselves without intimidation.
Today it is Dr. Ayine, tomorrow it might be Yaw Oppong. We will fight this to the very end. We must all come together to protect the democracy” Sammy Gyamfi said.
It will be interesting to see what happens next. Will Dr. Ayine apologize again or will he defend what he said?
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