The Director of Legal Affairs of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has hit back at the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, for admonishing lawyers who criticise the judiciary.
According to Abraham Amaliba, the A-G’s continuous support of judgments by the Supreme Court poses a threat to the justice delivery system of the country.
Mr. Dame at the opening of this year’s Bench, Bar and Faculty Conference on Thursday complained about some lawyers belonging to political parties who deliberately resort to social media to bring the judiciary’s image into disrepute
According to him, these lawyers embark on such actions when their beloved parties lose cases in the courts.
But Mr Amaliba disagrees.
Speaking on Joy FM’s Top Story, he noted that such utterances by the Justice Minister would rather derail the confidence in the judicial system of the country.
“I totally disagree with the Attorney-General. He is [rather] increasingly becoming a danger to our justice delivery system. His conduct and comment and always coming to the defence of the judiciary will give the perception that the Executive and the Judiciary are ‘friends’ and it is rather more dangerous,” he told host, Evans Mensah.
“For him to be the spokesperson of the Judiciary and any opportunity he has, he takes a swipe at the lawyers on the other side, because for him, all lawyers should agree with what the SC says, is more dangerous,” he stressed.