In the build-up to the hearing of the election petition case, it was said that Justice Jones Dotse, is a member of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), which was vehemently denied by the learned Justice. But even if it is the case that Jones Dotse is a member of the NPP, he has proven that his purported leaning towards the NPP would not becloud his judgment and professional integrity.
Justice Jones Dotse did not hide his abhorrence for the inability of the leadership of the NPP to condemn the reckless statement of its General Secretary, Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, aka Sir John, to the effect that family members of the Justices should start preparing for their funerals in the event the ruling on the 2012 presidential election petition currently before the Supreme Court goes in favour of President Mahama and the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
By logical deduction, the learned Justice took a swipe at the destructive agenda of Nana Akufo-Addo, certificate-less Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, Dr. Bawumia, Fred Oware, and others who are now at the helm of the NPP’s affairs.
Speaking to the same issue of the NPP’s inability to condemn Sir John’s reckless utterance, comrade Kwesi Pratt Jnr. has stated emphatically that, the silence of Nana Akufo-Addo, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, John Agyekum Kufuor etc, has made nonsense of their continues commemoration of Martyrs Day – which is the day that the NPP cherishes in remembrance of 3 High Court Judges who were unfortunately brutally murdered in the immediate aftermath of the December 31st Revolution.
Comrade Pratt made the point on Radio Gold’s ever-popular Alhaji & Alhaji Programme last Saturday morning.
Making the point at about 11.am, comrade Pratt, who spoke with a lot of angst, said the NPP should bow its head in deep shame for not being bold enough to openly condemn Sir John and hanging him out to dry.
According to comrade Kwesi Pratt, he cannot believe that the NPP was quick to condemn the likes of, Kwame Pianim, Nyaho Tamakloe, Dr. Arthur Kennedy, Dr. Wereko-Brobbey, P.C. Appiah-Ofori and co, for making comments that are intended to put the party on the right track, but are silent on Sir John’s imbecilic comments that were intended to murder and kill the learned Supreme Court Justices for performing their duty without fear or favour.
Year after year, the NPP, with Akufo-Addo playing a leading role, has continued to make a meal out of the unfortunate murder of the 3 judges; claiming that the act was a blot on the nation’s judicial history.
As things stand now, it is very apparent that the NPP has only been ‘crying’ noisily over the murder of the judges not because they believe in democracy, the rule of law, and the need to protect the judiciary, but only because it fits well into their tunnel-vision political agenda of using “all-die-be-die” Machiavellian (apologies to Mensa-Otabil) tactics to win power “At all Cost”.
Akufo-Addo and his hirelings continue to pan themselves out as true lovers of the judiciary, as well as lovers of democracy, but there is no doubt that from recent happenings, Akufo-Addo and his lackeys are none other than a bunch of pretenders, who are prepared to win power “At all cost” – if even Justices of the Supreme Court must be beheaded and murdered.
To cut a long story short; Akufo-Addo and Jake have exposed their true nature, and there is no doubt the right-thinking members of the NPP will work hard to take the party away from the bigots who have succeeded in destroying the image of the party that B. J. Da-Rocha, Ala-Adjetey, Odoi-Sykes and co, had fought hard to build.