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"The current events in Kenya should remind Prez. Akufo-Addo that there is limit to tolerance for executive excesses" - Fiifi Kwetey

At a news conference on Thursday, General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Fifi Kwetey, expressed concerns over the recent interactions between the Chief Justice and President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Mr. Kwetey highlighted that both the Judicial Council and the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) have opposed the continual addition of judges to the Supreme Court.

He asserted that the Chief Justice has no constitutional authority to recommend justices for the Supreme Court, rendering her letter to the President invalid.

"The Chief Justice's letter is illegal and of no effect. Her actions undermine due process and compromise her independence as the head of the judiciary," Mr. Kwetey stated.

He also voiced worries about a discernible pattern suggesting that the President is appointing only party loyalists to the Supreme Court, thereby attempting to control the judiciary and secure protection post-regime.

"The blatant abuse of power by President Akufo-Addo, and his overzealous ambition to dominate all branches of government, poses a severe threat to our democracy and governance structures. President Akufo-Addo must understand that the current events in Kenya remind us there is a limit to the tolerance for executive excesses," Mr. Kwetey warned.

Mr. Kwetey called upon all Ghanaians to resist this perceived tyranny.

"We must protect our democracy, our judiciary, and our future. The actions of President Akufo-Addo and his associates are not mere political maneuvers; they are existential threats to the core of our nation. It is time to stand up, speak out, and demand justice," he urged.

This statement marks a significant escalation in the NDC's critique of the government's judicial appointments and reflects broader concerns about the independence and integrity of Ghana's judiciary.

Story by: Sarah-Joyce Komenan



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