General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia says his popular quote after the 2012 election, “any idiot can go to court” can go to court has been taken out of context.
According to him, people who have failed to understand it have problem with the English language and logic.
His comment comes on the back of recent criticisms following his party’s delay in seeking redress in court over the just ended 7 December elections.
“Any ‘idiot’ can go to court, those who do not understand it has problem with logic. When they say that you have been taken to court and even before the matter is heard you are declared to be guilty, that is the response you have to give, somebody taking you to court does not make you guilty,” Nketiah told The Probe, a show on the Accra-based Joy News.
He added: “I said that any idiot can take you to court but it is the judges who will decide whether the case is sensible or not, and that is the process we have in Ghana. Our law indicates that any idiot can go to court, but there are people who are saying that when you say any ‘idiot’ the meaning is that those who go to court are idiots; they have problem with logic or English.”
He said the NDC has no plans of stopping the nationwide street protests against the outcome of the 2020 presidential polls any time soon.