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General News of Saturday, 22 July 2017


Lawyer calls colleague 'ungrateful' for launching case against EC boss

Legal scholars and lay persons alike have taken to the several media to express their opinions about the matter.

In a recent radio interview, a lawyer, Joe Aboagye Debrah, is reported to have expressed shock at the conduct of Maxwell Opoku Agyemang, the lawyer representing the aggrieved EC officials.

He wondered why Opoku Agyemang, who is currently a lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, could accept to represent “aggrieved workers” who could not even show their faces. Information reaching YEN indicates that the three; Joe Aboagye Debrah, Maxwell Opoku Agyemang and Charlotte Kesson – Smith Osei are mates who graduated from the law school in the year 1994.

It is believed that the lawyer for the petitioners has a personal vendetta against the EC chair, and as such has decided to embark on this course of action, simply to get back at her.

Lawyer Debrah cautioned lawyer Opoku Agyemang to desist from ingratitude, as the family of the current chair of the EC has been generous to both of them (Debrah and Opoku Agyemang) in times past.

He added that the support received from the family of Osei’s family played a vital role in their ability to complete school.

He went ahead to wonder why Opoku Agyemang agreed to take up this case, knowing full well the potential ramifications of such a course of action.

He concluded by saying that all the three furthered their studies in Canada at the same time, so the intent behind the attack on the EC chairperson is strange.

Again, Opoku Agyemang is very much aware of Osei’s flawless record with regard to corruption, as well as other allegation levelled against her.

To him, his (Opoku Agyemang’s) attitude changed towards Osei, when she accepted to chair the EC. That, he Debrah believes, is strange.