The Deputy Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Dame, has stated that even though people may disagree with pronouncements by the Supreme Court, every pronouncement ought to be respected.
“You may disagree with it, that’s your right, you can express opinion about it as your right but you cannot go to the extent of saying that it amounts to some kind of conspiracy, that is the lowest a person can descend to,” he bemoaned.
He described as “unfortunate”, “reprehensible” and “deplorable” comments made by former President John Mahama after the Supreme Court judgment on the compilation of a new voters’ register and his reaction should be condemned by all well-meaning citizenry as it was an attack on the judiciary.
“As a statesman, the former president should have chosen his words carefully, and probably taken a cue from what current President Nana Akufo-Addo said in 2013 after the Supreme Court judgment on the Presidential Election Petition,” Mr Dame noted.
“A former president ought to behave at all material times in a way as to uphold the institutions of the state which conduct actually has to induce to the strengthening of the institutions of state and a very important institution of state which is the judiciary and of all the organs of the judiciary, the most important is the Supreme Court,” he noted.
Mr Dame was lead counsel for Attorney General, which was 2nd defendant in the case,
the judgment gave EC all-clear to conduct fresh registration of eligible voters for the December 7 polls which commences from today and end on August 6, 2020.
Addressing journalists after the Court had unanimously dismissed application of National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President Mahama expressed disappointment and disagreement with its decision because the party was praying the Court to enjoin EC to include existing voter ID cards in required documents for upcoming registration exercise.
Former President Mahama referred to the Supreme Court’s decision as a “grand conspiracy to deprive us of inalienable right to vote and we will in processes send clear signal it is only we the people who will decide who gets opportunity to lead our country and not governments we elect or state agencies who make themselves pliant accomplices in attempt to disenfranchise us.” -3news.com