Former Deputy Attorney General, Dr. Dominic Ayine has brilliantly reacted to the ongoing $170M judgment debt brouhaha. He told Paul Adom Otchere through a text message on the Good Evening Ghana Program that he is innocent and has nothing to do with the matter at hand. His law firm, Ayine, and Felli is accused of leading the Ghana Partners of the Ghana Power Generation Company (GPGC), which is at the center of the judgment Debt saga to go through registration to enable them to work in Ghana.
Dominic Ayine has been in the news for some months regarding his choice of words. Dr. Ayine is a former Deputy Attorney General and a member of the NDC Legal team in the 2020 election petition. It can be recalled that during the election petition hearing he was summoned before the jury for making some comments found to be contemptuous.
The matter between the Chief Justice and Dr. Ayine who is known to a learned person in law has kept Ghanaians wondering considering the level of knowledge Dr. Ayine has attained as a lawyer. Several claims have been made concerning the Chief Justice decision on reporting Dr. Ayine to the General Legal Council on grounds of misconduct as a lawyer on the law.
Honorable Ibrahim Murtala Muhammed National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Tamale Central has burst out his dissatisfaction about the current situation of the Chief Justice and a Lawyer for New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2020 election petition. According to Hon Murtala the current chief justice, Anin Yeboah should understand there is no one above the law in this country and no matter who you are, you will still receive criticisms.
Mr. Martin Kpebu has questioned the chief justice on why he is taking the then Attorney General to the Ghana Legal Council (GLC) after a comment he made concerning the just ended election petition that was filed by the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama.
“I expected the Supreme Court to apply faithfully the rules of procedure to – in terms of adducing evidence – prove the petitioner’s case and so on. What we saw was a Supreme Court that was constantly putting hurdles in the way of the petitioner in terms of adducing evidence to prove the petitioner’s case.
Ghanaians have shared mixed reactions over the referral of NDC bigwig and former Deputy Attorney General, Dr. Dominic Ayine to the General Legal Council over his statement about the 2020 election petition. According to the Chief Justice, the remarks sought to undermine the integrity of the Supreme Court and also similar to comments he made during the hearing of the petition.
The General Secretary for the National Democratic Congress, Hon Johnson Asiedu Nketia and the entire NDC party has been throwing a lot of dust at chief Justice Anin Yeboah after election 2020 Petition in court and it has gotten many worried as to why NDC hate this honest judge like that.
A private legal practitioner has advised the then Deputy Attorney General, Dr. Dominic Ayine to go and face the General Legal Council base on the petition filed by the Chief Justice against him. The Chief Justice wrote a petition to the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council noting that Dr. Ayine has made a comment against the Judicial body and therefore, he must be delt with.
The National Democratic Congress, NDC has send a powerful message to the Chief Justice for his recent action towards Dr. Ayine. The Chief Justice not long ago reported Dr. Ayine to the Ghana Legal Council that he has spoken against the decision that was taken by the Supreme Court over the just ended election petition that was filed by the presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama.
The biggest opposition, the National Democratic Congress staged an emergency press conference today at their headquarters. Before the conference it was argued that some of the issues to be tackled will be relating to the hardship in the country and the charges brought against Dr. Ayine by the Chief Justice.
Some few days ago the NDC's famous Lawyer Dr Dominic Ayine found himself in trouble after the Chief Justice His Lordship, Justice Kwesi Yeboah reported him to the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council(GLC) for statements he allegedly made during a panel discussion on the 2020 presidential election petition and its impact on the democracy of Africa.
The journey to unravel the truth, the genesis and who bears the blame, as far as the 170 million dollars judgement debt awarded to Ghana Power Generation Company (GPGC) Ltd against the goverment of Ghana is concerned, continue to build momentum. So far, it has become a "super clash", between the two major political parties in Ghana, NDC and NPP, as each party unrelentingly defends its position and innocence while pointing accusing figures at each other.
JUST IN: From Today's Press Conference, the NDC sends a strong message to Chief Justice Anin Yeboah.
The largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress, held an emergency press conference today at their headquarters. Prior to the conference, it was stated that some of the issues to be discussed were related to the country's difficulties and the Chief Justice's charges against Dr. Ayine.
The Minority in Parliament has questioned the referral of Dr. Dominic Ayine to the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council by the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anim Yeboah. In a press conference Wednesday, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, said the Chief Justice’s action against Dr. Ayine was ‘disproportionate interference’ with his right to free expression.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has approached the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, to pull out his appeal against Dr Dominic Ayine to the General Legal Council (GLC). Equity Anin-Yeboah has requested of the GLC to research and apply fundamental approvals against Dr Ayine, who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolgatanga over remarks he purportedly made against the Supreme Court.
Dr. Dominic Ayine of NDC says he still stands by the comment that triggered the Chief Justice’s petition against him at the General Legal Council. According to him the comments are harmless and are within the permissible limit of legal practice which do not in any way offend the independence of the judiciary.
The General Secretary of the NDC, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia has hinted that the National Democratic Congress can not be compelled by anybody to have trust in the supreme court of Ghana. Speaking the media at a press conference, he boldly stated that nobody can force anybody to have confidence in a system that does not justify that confidence.
Dr. Dominic Ayine- former Deputy Attorney General, has said in an eleven page response; that he maintains his comments did not attack the reputation of the justices who sat on the election petition case, and that he still stayed within the bounds of fair and temperate speech in his views on the 2020 election petition judgment when he spoke on a CDD- Ghana platform.
Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Kweku Baako has hit back on the opposition National Democratic Congress…telling them to stop behaving like an "Unchained Octopus on Rampage''. Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah recently referred Dr. Dominic Ayine (former Deputy Attorney General), to the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council, for allegedly making unacceptable comments against the Judiciary.