Describing judges as ‘political judges’ reckless, unprofessional-GBA to lawyer Sosu

The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has taken a swipe at lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu over the latter’s description of some judges as political judges.

The GBA says it was disappointed in the comments.

The lawyer who also represents the people of the Madina constituency, was made during an interview he granted the media, during the ‘Yentua’ demonstration.

A statement issued by the GBA said: “The GBA finds the assertion by Francis Xavier Sosu Esq. very unprofessional, unfortunate, irresponsible and distasteful and same smacks of deep-seated ignorance, as the tenure of judges per the Constitution, 1992, and other relevant laws, is never in any way whatsoever tied to the tenure of the political regime under which judges are appointed.

“Judges, unlike political office holders, are not elected into office, hence it is reckless for anybody to give the slightest suggestion that the tenure of judges are linked to the tenure of the political regimes under which judges are appointed.

The Legal Profession (Professional Conduct and Etiquette) Rules, 2020 (L.I. 2423) forbids a lawyer from making a statement about judicial and legal officials which the lawyer knows to be false or with reckless disregard for its truth or falsity concerning the qualification and integrity of judicial and legal officials.”


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