Aide to John Dramani Mahama is asking the public to disregard Attorney-General, Godfred Dame’s response to the former President.
Mrs. Joyce Bawa Mogtari said Mr. Dame rants like a baby.
“Ignore the rants of “baby” Godfred Dame, who was probably not old enough to vote in the 28th April 1992 referendum to accept the draft constitution, and yet has the impudence to insult John Mahama and describes all Lawyers affiliated with the NDC as ‘abettors’”
The Former President, speaking at the NDC’s Lawyers’ Conference on Sunday, August 28, said it will take a new Chief Justice to repair the ‘broken image’ of the Judiciary.
According to him, the current leadership of the Judiciary lacks what it takes to redeem its sunken image, hence the need for a new Chief Justice.
However, the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice on Monday September, 12 responded to former President John Mahama’s critique of the Judiciary.
Mr. Godfred Yeboah Dame said the former President has developed the habit of criticising the Judiciary unnecessarily.
He thus described Mr. Mahama’s attitude as deplorable and unbecoming of a former Head of State.
“I am compelled to comment on same in this address because they border on the security of the state and constitute a deliberate pattern of conduct aimed at undermining the independence of the Judiciary, an arm of government whose autonomy is crucial to its proper functioning.
“Such conduct is clearly deplorable, coming from one who has occupied the highest office of President and aspires again to that office. At this moment, it is important for all to note that I express this sentiment not because I stand in opposition to former President Mahama as a politician.
“My dismay is founded more on the fact that I am a lawyer and every lawyer ought to be concerned about these kinds of views expressed by a political leader in this country!,” he said at Ghana Bar Association’s Annual Conference on Monday.
According to Mrs. Bawa Mogtari, the A-G was too young at the time the 1992 Constitution was promulgated to appreciate Mr. Mahama’s criticism of the Judiciary.
As a result, she wants any comments by him on Mr. Mahama’s comments to be ignored.
Madam Bawa Mogtari also insisted that “no Attorney-General has used the Bar conference as a platform to attack a Former President, fellow lawyers or a political party and its leader!,” she added in a Tweet.
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