Chief Justice supervising administrative abuse- NDC

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah of supervising administrative abuses in Ghana.

The party at a press conference stated that the CJ “has failed to show leadership and to keep the flag of the judiciary flying high by abusing his powers to empanel the courts.”

General Secretary of the NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketiah who addressed the press conference posited that the Chief Justice is “likely to go down in history as the worst Chief Justice in the Republic of Ghana since the inception of the fourth republic.”

“His reign as Chief Justice has been characterised by unimaginable administrative abuses. These abuses are thrown into sharp disbelief when the conduct of the current Chief Justice is measured against the professionalism and conduct of former chief justices,” Johnson Asiedu Nketiah said.

He cited several apex court rulings including the ruling on the Opuni case for Justice Honyenuga to recuse himself, the Supreme court ruling on the election petition, the ruling on the Deputy Speaker taking part in voting processes while presiding and other rulings they described as “unreasoned court judgement” as basis for the accusation.

‘We, therefore, call on the Judicial Council to institute an internal inquiry to ascertain the reasons for these blunders and appropriate recommendations made to forestall their recurrence until appropriate legislation such as a Judicial proceedings bill is passed by Parliament to regulate the writing of judgement by our courts,” he added.

He also revealed that the NDC will “petition Parliament for the Judiciary Committee of the House to constitute a public enquiry into the reasons for this blunders committed by the Supreme Court in the 2020 Presidential election petition and other cases with the view to proposing appropriate remedial legislation.”

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