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General News Sat, 24 Aug 2013

Lead lawyers shouldn’t comment on case before verdict – Alex Segbefia

A former deputy Chief of Staff under the Mills Administration, Mr Alex Segbefia has advised lawyers for the parties involved in the election petition case to refrain from commenting on issues relating to the petition.

According to him, since the case was still pending in the Supreme Court, comments from the lawyers heighten the tension in the country.

The lead lawyer for the petitioners in the election petition case, Philip Addison reportedly granted an interview to some radio stations in the country about the case.

Speaking on Citi FM’s programme, The Big Issue, he explained that “it is imperative to consider the repercussions that are likely to follow certain actions before taking a decision to implement it or not”

He also added that the continuous calls for peace were creating unnecessary tension in the country.

Meanwhile, the President of the Greater Accra branch of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), Frank Davies has denied reports that Philip Addison’s interview was related to the election petition case.

He remarked that the interview that Mr Addison had with the media was just related to his personal life and not matters relating to the election petition.

He also stated that the constant demand for justice by some Ghanaians was just a sign that the “Supreme Court had the tendency to err although it is the highest court of the land.”

Source: citifmonline.com