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Mahama's comments on judiciary unfortunate - Majority Leader

Wed, 14 Sep 2022 Source: Joseph Dumolga

The member of Parliament for Suame constituency and minister for parliamentary affairs Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah , says he’s baffled by the comments of former President John Dramani Mahama on the Judiciary.

According to him, the sentiments by Mahama are ‘unfortunate’.

Speaking in an interview with *Sir john* on Fox morning drive on Tuesday , the legislature explained that the remarks by the NDC’s 2020 flagbearer do not have any basis in logic.

In his view, the former President’s reactions have only been influenced by the fact that, he feels dissatisfied with some recent pronouncements by the apex court.

“It’s not only unfortunate, but it’s rather embarrassing that a former President of this Republic, Mr. John Mahama who speak about the Judiciary in such terms. I am really baffled. This is the former President who has presided over affairs of state”, he stated.

Addressing the US Chapter of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the Bentley University over the weekend, Mr Mahama said the party has a problem with the Judiciary.

The 2020 NDC flagbearer who lost the elections and a subsequent petition at the Supreme Court insisted that the Judiciary must undergo urgent reforms.

“We do have problems with the Judiciary, I must say. I think that it is necessary for some internal reforms to take place there. It is necessary for the Chief Justice or whoever is responsible to make some reforms.

Most of the governance institutions have been politicised. I give the example of the Judiciary. It is only in Ghana that a Supreme Court will make a decision that a birth certificate is not proof of citizenship”, he said.

Mr. Mahama added that, “there are many such funny judgements that have been given. I remember at one time, our colleague Professor Raymond Atuguba said that from research he had done, judges turn to give their judgements in favour of the political party or leader that appointed them.

But the Mp say such comments is useless.

He therefore said, he is very much optimistic that, President Akuffo Addo will cut sod in October for the Suame interchange to commence.

Source: Joseph Dumolga