General News of Thursday, 5 September 2013
The Executive Director for the Danquah Institute, Gabby Otchere Darko, has said he will not retract his comments describing the Supreme Court's judgment on the election petition case as corrupt since “it was not a statement of criticism.”
According to him, “if criticizing a judgment undermines the credibility of the judgment, then the country might as well just forget about democracy.”
Mr. Otchere Darko has reportedly described the Supreme Court’s ruling on the election petition as corrupt.
The Director of the Ghana Institute for Public Policy Options, Dr. Wereko-Brobby, has written to the General Legal Council asking them to sanction Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata and Mr. Otchere Darko for their comments on the judgment.
But speaking on Eye Witness News, Mr Otchere-Darko said he only described ruling as corrupt and not the judges, adding that: “Wereko-Brobby is just a Ghanaian who is very concerned about the way some concerned citizens are exercising their right to speak their minds. He just wants to stop us from speaking. He is, however, entitled to his views and his opinions.”
“Why do people have the perception that a judgment cannot be corrupt? Why should I be charged for describing a judgment as corrupt?”