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Opinions of Friday, 8 July 2016

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Enough with NDC bigots terrorising the Supreme Court

Most of the NDC faithful are such that they never accept their wrongdoings.

The more they are faulted for doing wrong, the more they insist on their ground, doing further worse things. This unique characteristic of the NDC is very dangerous for Ghana’s democratic dispensation.

On the 29th of June 2016, some two Montie FM programme panellists, Alistair Nelson and Ako Gunn, went on air to issue death threats to the Supreme Court judges if they dared make any ruling that compels the Electoral Commission to delete the names of the alleged NHIS registrants from the voters register.

Even though one of them, Alistair Nelson, has since rendered his heartfelt apologies to the judges for his irresponsible and infantile behaviour, with Ako Gunn denying he made any such threats, I shall still advise the Supreme Court not to temper justice with mercy.

They must be punished with a prison term to serve as deterrence to would-be perpetrators of similar outrageous public outbursts against the judges for all silly and selfish reasons.

Barely had this case surfaced with the public peeved at the crazy audacity by Ako and Alistair to exterminate the judges, when another NDC sycophant in the person of Fred Agbenyo, the Deputy Communications officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), went on air with his version of show of disrespect for the Supreme Court.

Fred Agbenyo is furious at Supreme Court Justice Sulley Gbadegbe for querying Charlotte Osei, thus, “As you are standing here, you cannot even tell us the date of the exhibition. Tell us when it is going to be done”.

Fred, in showing his insubordination to the Supreme Court, had the following to say on Peace FM’s Kookrokoo Morning Show of Tuesday 5th July 2016, “I thought that statement from the judge was very unfortunate, it amounts to inciting the public against Electoral Commission…we won’t allow the Supreme Court to be like ‘kakai’ to come and scare Ghanaians and won’t allow Ghanaians to express themselves…,”.

Check the below web link for the bragging by Fred Agbenyo as published on Ghanaweb: http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Supreme-Court-judges-are-scaring-Ghanaians-Agbenyo-453276

What has the Supreme Court done of late to be compared to scarecrow (“kakai”) as vehemently protested by Fred Agbenyo? How will Fred stop the Supreme Court from scaring away Ghanaians and how are the Supreme Court judges frightening off Ghanaians? When they ask Mrs Charlotte Osei, the Chair of the Electoral Commission, to do the decent thing in order not to plunge Ghana into trouble, does that amount to scaring Ghanaians? It doesn’t scare you one bit. Does it?

For the stupid bravado put up by Fred in the wake of the murderous intentions expressed openly in public towards the judges, I invite the court to cite him for contempt.

He has to be made to face the same fate as may be suffered by Ako Gunn and Alistair Nelson. It is about time these NDC guys were made to understand that it does not pay to go about with puffed chest fooling or committing crimes in the hope that nobody will dare challenge them because they are untouchables; their party is in government.

That period of practice of selective is gone! They must be held accountable for their actions.

The Supreme Court judges had the chance to stamp their authority to save not only Ghana but also, the entire African continent from corruption and abuse of power by governments during the declaration of verdict on Election 2012 petition.

However, they chose not to go with the truth as made evident on live telecast of the court proceedings hence the numerous problems being faced by Ghanaians today, with the latest being the silly but serious threats to the lives of judges by certain NDC scumbags.

In order not to repeat the mistakes of yesteryears, I call on the Supreme Court to punish not only Ako Gunn, Alistair Nelson, Fred Agbenyo but also, that Maassa Musa, alias Mugabe, who has been using his radio programmes to foment troubles against NPP and innocent Ghanaians for all that he stands to gain.

No matter what the NDC bigots do, President Mahama and the NDC will be voted out of power come election 2016. Sooner than later, Charlotte Osei will see how stupid she has been with her utter insolence and intransigence to the Supreme Court and the people of Ghana.

Let her be aware that, “Obstinacy is the cause of the horns of the hornbill”.

I wish Ghanaians-including all court judges well. The evil that the mentioned NDC people are planning will rather be their portion.