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Anin Yeboah is likely to go down in history as the worst Chief Justice – Asiedu Nketia

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The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah of supervising administrative abuses in Ghana.

Mr. John Asiedu Nketia at a press conference in Accra on Friday said the Chief Justice “has failed to show leadership and to keep the flag of the judiciary flying high by abusing his powers to empanel the courts.”

The NDC scribe therefore asserted that the Chief Justice is “likely to go down in history as the worst Chief Justice in the Republic of Ghana since the inception of the fourth republic.”

“His reign as Chief Justice has been characterised by unimaginable administrative abuses. These abuses are thrown into sharp disbelief when the conduct of the current Chief Justice is measured against the professionalism and conduct of former chief justices,” Johnson Asiedu Nketia noted.

The party, during a news conference on Friday cited several apex court rulings including the ruling on the Opuni case for Justice Honyenuga to recuse himself, the Supreme court ruling on the election petition, the ruling on the Deputy Speaker taking part in voting processes while presiding and other rulings they described as “unreasoned court judgement” as basis for the accusation.

The NDC General Secretary therefore called for Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah’s administration to be probed.

‘We, therefore, call on the Judicial Council to institute an internal inquiry to ascertain the reasons for these blunders and appropriate recommendations made to forestall their recurrence until appropriate legislation such as a Judicial proceedings bill is passed by Parliament to regulate the writing of judgement by our courts,” he added.

The party stressed that it will also “petition Parliament for the Judiciary Committee of the House to constitute a public enquiry into the reasons for this blunders committed by the Supreme Court in the 2020 Presidential election petition and other cases with the view to proposing appropriate remedial legislation.”

The press conference by the NDC was held against the backdrop of a recent report by the Ghana Statistical Service and the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

The report of a research undertaken by the two state institutions, revealed that prosecutors, judges or magistrates were among the top three public officials who received the largest cash bribes paid in 2021.

According to the report, prosecutors, judges or magistrates placed 2nd with an average amount of GHC1,208 as cash bribes.

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Alan is the same as Bawumia – Sam George

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The NDC legislator was responding to Mr Kyerematen's statement shortly after his departure that he will run as an independent candidate in the 2024 elections. To organise support for his candidature, the former NPP member launched the Movement for Change. Mr. Kyerematen picked the monarch butterfly as his emblem and the brand tagline 'Ghana Will Rise Again' at a press conference on Monday, September 25. "The new Movement will be led and powered by the youth of Ghana," he said. "So whether it's the destructive Bawumia elephant or Kennedy Agyapong or the poisonous butterfly Alan Kyerematen, the value is the same," Sam George asserted.

Sam Nartey George, Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has launched a stinging assault on former Minister of Trade and Industry Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen following his departure from the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He accused Mr Kyerematen of being equally responsible as Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for the present government’s “colossal” inability to manage the economy.

“Alan Kyerematen sat in this failing government for seven years,” Sam George said on the sidelines of an engagement with constituents of Odododiodoo ahead of Tuesday’s #OccupyBoGProtest.

“He is not different from them. Alan Kyerematen oversaw the failure of the Komenda Sugar Factory. He is no different from Bawumia. The value is the same.

“So, whether he is a mammoth butterfly or whatever it is…you should ask yourself, the elephant is a destructive animal, the butterfly, very colourful butterflies, if you talk to entomologists, they will tell you, they are very poisonous.

“The colour they have is a deterrent to predators.”

The NDC legislator was responding to Mr Kyerematen’s statement shortly after his departure that he will run as an independent candidate in the 2024 elections.

To organise support for his candidature, the former NPP member launched the Movement for Change.

Mr Kyerematen picked the monarch butterfly as his emblem and the brand tagline ‘Ghana Will Rise Again’ at a press conference on Monday, September 25.

“The new Movement will be led and powered by the youth of Ghana,” he said.

“So whether it’s the destructive Bawumia elephant or Kennedy Agyapong or the poisonous butterfly Alan Kyerematen, the value is the same,” Sam George asserted.

“Ghana is in a crisis.”

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[Video] Ken Agyapong goes on a tribal rant, questioning why ‘northerner’ Bawumia should head the NPP in 2024

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It is unknown when the interview took place, but the studio's surrounds imply that it took place on one of the local Ghanaian radio stations in the United States. Kennedy Agyapong is one of four candidates standing in the NPP's final election in November to choose a flagbearer for the 2024 elections. Kennedy Agyepong finished second in the Super Delegates Conference, trailing Vice President Bawumia, who won the Super Delegates by a significant margin, receiving more than two-thirds of the votes.

Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central and New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearership candidate, is concerned that if Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia wins the NPP flagbearership battle, northerners will dominate the 2024 presidential elections.

A video of the MP that has gone viral on various social media platforms shows him bemoaning the possibility of the 2024 elections being an all-northern affair, referring to the election of former President John Dramani Mahama as the NDC’s candidate and the presence of All People’s Congress (APC) candidate Mahama Ayariga.

As a result, he questioned why the 2024 elections should be dominated by northerners, delivering a subtle message to NPP delegates to vote against Bawumia, a northerner.

“Mahama is a northerner. Ayariga is a northerner. Assuming Bawumia wins, he is also a northerner,” Kennedy Agyapong said in the viral radio interview.

“So in the face of Ghana politics, should it be only northerners? Ei what is this?” he added.

He continued: “Assuming the Vice President becomes the flagbearer, are you saying it should be only northerners? The party must watch this unfairness.”

“Northerners say when a northerner is not allowed to be the flagbearer, they won’t vote. Akans should also say that if an Alan is not elected they won’t vote,” he said.

It is unknown when the interview took place, but the studio’s surroundings imply that it took place on one of the local Ghanaian radio stations in the United States.

Kennedy Agyapong is one of four candidates standing in the NPP’s final election in November to choose a flagbearer for the 2024 elections.

Kennedy Agyepong finished second in the Super Delegates Conference, trailing Vice President Bawumia, who won the Super Delegates by a significant margin, receiving more than two-thirds of the votes.

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More bitter people exist in the NPP, but they have not quit – John Boadu to Alan

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The former NPP General Secretary remembers losing an election but refusing to protest or quit from the party, chastising Kyerematen for failing to recognise the fame he acquired as an NPP member throughout the years. He went on to identify party gurus who never experienced power via the party till their demise, emphasising that the current generation is reaping the benefits of their efforts.

Former New Patriotic Party (NPP) General Secretary John Boadu has slammed former party member Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen for departing, calling his reason “unjustifiable.”

Boadu called Kyerematen’s departure “regrettable,” adding that there are many NPP members who are more bitter than Kyerematen and former energy minister Boakye Agyarko.

He agreed that there are a lot of people who are bitter in some manner, but they have stayed to help the party advance.

During an interview with Eyewitness News, Boadu stated that the two former ministers were “lucky” to have secured posts, emphasising the number of NPP members who did not.

The former NPP General Secretary remembers losing an election but refusing to protest or quit the party, chastising Kyerematen for failing to recognise the fame he acquired as an NPP member throughout the years.

He went on to identify party gurus who never experienced power via the party till their demise, emphasising that the current generation is reaping the benefits of their efforts.

“It’s regrettable, it shouldn’t have gotten to where it got to. All that he [Alan] has said is not sufficient for him to resign. There are a lot of people who have toiled for this party, who have worked on the grounds, campaigned, spent their monies on the party, and sacrificed their careers for the survival and achievements of this party over the years. They have never been made ministers before, they have never gotten any appointments before.

He added, “I agree with him [Boakye Agyarko] that there are a lot more people harbouring more bitter pain than what he thinks Alan Kyerematen harbours. For the past 7 seven years he [Alan] was a minister of state, how many of those people who work in the party have become ministers of state? If Alan harbours bitter sentiments, then there are others who are harbouring more bitter sentiments than he’s harbouring.

“So if everybody who has toiled wants to harbour sentiments, all of us will harbour sentiments. So it’s not as if it’s a threat to anybody, the people must also recognise that they have the names because of NPP, if not they were nobody. They are people who are more bitter than they are. If ministers are harbouring sentiments, then all of us including me John Boadu are harbouring bitter experiences, but the party is supreme. I lost an election last year, have I cried to anybody for a position? Or going independent?”.

He entreated the party leadership to concentrate on its activities without being distracted.

“I think the party needs to concentrate on its activities and move on. The party is resilient, it has gone through tough times before. The vacuum created may be a catalyst of strength for the party. I don’t think we need to waste our time responding to some of these issues,” he said.

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