‘CJs petition against Ayine a grand plot to destroy NDC Lawyers’ – Asiedu Nketia

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The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia described as a ‘grand plot’ to destroy Lawyers who are thought to be aligned to the cause of the NDC.

Dr Ayine was summoned after the Judicial Secretary petitioned the disciplinary committee of the General Legal Council (GLC) of Ghana, to investigate Dr Dominic Ayine, Bolgatanga East MP, over comments he allegedly made against the Supreme Court.

Dr Ayine, who was part of the Legal Team of former President Mahama, during the 2020 Election Petition, is said to have questioned the independence of the Judiciary due to the manner the Supreme Court adjudicated the election petition.

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Dr Ayine made the comments last month, during a discussion on Presidential Election Petitions and their impact on Africa’s Democracy, organised by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Ghana.

The former Deputy Attorney General, made similar comments during the hearing of the petition at a press briefing on February 16, 2021, which suggested that the Supreme court had a “pre-determined agenda” to rule against the petitioner, former President John Dramani Mahama and was found guilty of contempt of the Supreme court

He was hauled before the Apex Court but was discharged after he apologised profusely for the comments.

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He is now alleged to have made similar comments during the CDD forum, “the Supreme Court’s failure to apply the rules of procedure as well as the consistent and continuous dismissal of the petitioners’ applications or reliefs were the basis of his assertion,” the petition said.

Reacting to this invite, the NDC scribe said the NDC sees the invitation as an attack on Lawyers who NDC members.

He therefore called on the Chief Justice to repent and withdraw the invite.

 

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