Is the NDC now dictating how the Judiciary should work? – Fredua Ofori-Atta quizzes 

Is the NDC now dictating how the Judiciary should work? – Fredua Ofori-Atta quizzes 

The Board Chairman of the National Theatre, Nana Fredua Ofori-Atta, has called the bluff of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) after the party expressed deep concern over what it described as “a palpable judicial bias in the scheduling of political cases in the Supreme Court of Ghana” in a press statement.

Speaking on Good Morning Ghana on Metro TV, the National Theatre Board Chair, who doubles as the communications team member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) says the NDC cannot dictate the cases in the supreme court and when it should be heard.

“I find all of this to be some kind of joke or something. Is the NDC now dictating how the judiciary should work? Is that what they are doing? What is the benefit of this for us? Where is this going to take us, this argument they are raising, they want to tell the Chief Justice what to do and they want us to follow them? It’s not going to happen as far as I am concern,” he said.

Nana Fredua Ofori-Atta says the colloquial thinking of the NDC which birthed the PNDC will not be tolerated, adding that their choice of words is inappropriate and one that seem to incite the public against the judiciary arm of government.

“What is the real point to draw the public against the judiciary, that same mentality that brought PNDC and all of those things, is that what they are bringing back, where is it going to take us? It is not even about the cases, it is about NDC’s position on these things. What is the NDC trying to tell us, when they make statements like “such judicial manipulations”, how dare they, in Ghana? NDC?”

The main opposition NDC criticised the Chief Justice’s decision to give precedence to South Dayi MP, Rockson Dafeamekpor’s case over an earlier case challenging the anti-gay bill filed by Richard Dela Sky.

Nelson Dafeamekpor filed a suit at the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the latest ministerial nominations by President Akufo-Addo, while Richard Dela Sky is seeking to challenge the constitutionality of the Promotion of Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill, 2024, also known as the anti-gay bill.

According to the NDC, it is difficult to understand why the case filed by Sky, on March 5, 2024, is yet to be heard at the apex court, whereas the one by Dafeamekpor, filed on March 18, has been scheduled to be heard on Wednesday, March 27.

The statement stated that these kinds of actions by the Supreme Court engender public confidence and trust in the country’s judicial system.

By: Vanessa Edotom Boateng | | Ghana

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