The opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC has listed a number of times the Chief Justice, Anin Yeboah ‘harrassed’ their party lawyers describing it as ‘judicial tyranny’.
At a press conference in Accra, the NDC said Dr Ayine is the lastest of such persecutions by the Chief Justice.
General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said the actions of the Chief Justice are “increasingly becoming a campaign of judicial tyranny against lawyers who identify with the NDC”
“Friends from the media, let me state here and now that the National Democratic Congress stands with Dr. Ayine against what is increasingly becoming a campaign of judicial tyranny being waged by the Chief Justice of the Republic against lawyers who identify with the NDC. Indeed, the latest persecution of Dr. Ayine is part of a grand agenda by the current Chief Justice to intimidate, cower and muzzle all dissenting voices, particularly those in the NDC, who dare to speak against some of the strange decisions that characterized the 2020 Presidential Election Petition.”
“As you may be aware, only few months ago, some lawyers with NDC leanings, specifically Lawyer Abraham Amaliba and David Annan, were hauled to the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council by the Chief Justice in similar fashion and harassed for expressing their views on the Constitution of the Supreme Court Panel that heard the 2020 Election Petition. Also, not long ago, the Hon. Rockson-Nelson K. Etse Dafeamekpor, the NDC member of Parliament for South Dayi, received a similar invitation to appear before the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council.”