Opinion: Supreme Court Judges In The Gutters With Our Democracy
His Excellency President Nana Addo should come to terms that his so-called men are not fully aligned with him and should also note that a few of them really want to see him fail - Opinion
Ghana and the world were left utter shock watching events unfolding on the floor of parliament due to power-drunk cronies at work without very little patriotism for the republic.
Details emerging clearly indicate that the scenes exhibited on national television were just a tip of the iceberg, as the worst occurrences were behind the scenes. It's now coming to light that our supreme Court justices abandoned their Constitutional mandate and transmogrify themselves into superior campaign managers and party foot soldiers at the expense of democracy in the august house.
This act spells doom for the justice delivery system should this allegation stand the test of time and goes to confirm the very reasons why a section of Ghanaians' level of confidence in our judiciary keeps dwindling.
Now, the most worrying part is that our major opposition party has to appear before these party agents doubling as supreme Court Judges to hear the election petition. The question is, can this bunch of people calling themselves justices be trusted by the public to deliver fair judgment?
When the last holding pillar to administer justice fails then the very peaceful coexistence in the nation cannot be assured.
Vote buying is a crime yet our justices were allegedly caught in the act. Should this be swept under the carpet? We once saw the Chief Justice running out of the premises of parliament when the military staged a nearly failed coup and is this not another act of treason?
We want to emphasize that Ghanaians must be grateful to the good heart of His Excellency John Dramani Mahama and his party for not preconceiving the intention of a coup d’état before the opportunity arrives.
His Excellency President Nana Addo should come to terms that his so-called men are not fully aligned with him and should also note that a few of them really want to see him fail, an example demonstrated during the parliamentary voting for speaker of parliament.
We are, therefore, adding our call to the earlier calls for proper investigations to be carried on all the events that unfolded on the floor of parliament on the day in question, and more so the Justices that are alleged to have campaigned and tried buying votes for Honorable Mike Aaron Oquaye should out of personal conviction and integrity stay away from the election petition.
Akepae Michael Adombila (Ghana Ambassadors For Standard Justice And Security, GASJUS)