…But Hassan Ayariga Condemns His Comments

Hassan AyarigaThe 2012 presidential candidate of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Hassan Ayariga has said that lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata’s comment on Justice Anin-Yeboah was unfortunate and unfair because the latter, a Supreme Court judge, has a lot of respect in the country.

The PNC flagbearer noted that the mandate of the judges was stipulated in the constitution or vested in the State; therefore it was the responsibility of the citizenry to have faith in them as well as have respect for rule of the law.

He was of the view that Tsatsu Tsikata should not have come out publicly to criticize the voting pattern of Justice Anin-Yeboah; stressing that “Tsatsu Tsikata’s statement was not a good one and he should apologize for his utterance…”.

He further stated that it was a known fact that judges are party members; but in the light of their constitutional duties, it would be wrong for them (judges) to display their partisan colours in their ruling; reiterating that “it is wrong for Tsatsu to tag any of the judges with any political party in this case” in order not to create doubt about their work.

In reference to the 2012 election petition, the PNC flagbearer said the verdict has deepened the country’s democracy; adding that both parties in the 2012 election dispute have done well in the manner they conducted themselves after the verdict.

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