Prez Mahama condemns attacks on judges; calls for ceasefire

President John Dramani Mahama has waded into the brouhaha over the allegations of political bias leveled against some judges of the Supreme Court, describing the attacks as unnecessary.

The president said there was need for the nation to put the judgment of the nine-member panel on the election petition behind it and focus on building the nation.

He was speaking at a meeting with the Chief Imam, Sheikh Osumanu Nuhu Sharubutu at a time when the lead counsel for his party, the National Democratic Congress, Tsatsu Tsikata, is accusing one of the judges who sat the matter of political bias.

Mr. Tsikata singled out Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah for criticisms, accusing him of allowing his political leanings to the opposition New Patriotic Party to cloud his judgment.

He said the judge appeared to have remained loyal to former president John Kufuor who appointed him to the highest court of the land and sought to do the bidding of the NPP by openly opposing everything the respondents did in the case.

Mr Tsikata has refused to apologise for the comments which were roundly condemned by civil society organizations and eminent persons in the country, insisting he spoke nothing but the truth.

But President Mahama is calling for a ceasefire.
‘I believe that the current commentary that is going on about the justices of the Court and all that are absolutely unnecessary; the court has decided, let’s put the case behind us’ let’s rally together as a nation; there is a lot of work to do; let’s put our shoulders to the wheel and let’s do that work so that our nation will become a better place for ourselves and children,’ he stated.

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