The Nyagbo Traditional Council in the Volta Region has registered its displeasure on what it describes as unwarranted and persistent attacks on their Paramount Chief and Justice of the Supreme Court, Clemence Honyenuga.
The Council decried how some individuals have set out to destroy the hard-earned reputation of the Justice who goes by the stool name Ashuigbagbla Nyagasi V.
It indicated that an allegation of Justice Honyenuga attempting to influence Angela Alowu-Tay, the MP for Afadzato South-his home constituency-to vote for a particular candidate in the election of the 8th Speaker of Parliament is frivolous hence must be treated with the disdain it deserves.
These were contained in a press statement co-signed by the Chief Linguist of the Nyagbo Traditional Area, Tsiamihohoe Agubretu II and Ebenezer Efodzi, Coordinator of the Citizens, Youth and Asafo Groups.
”We also see in this, the single-minded purpose to destroy the MP’s political career,” the statement indicated.
The Council, which believes Justice Honyenuga is innocent of the allegation, implored the Judicial Council to accelerate its investigations into the allegations and make public the findings.
It, however, urged the media and all and sandy to disregard the allegation and served notice not to further tolerate any of such ”unsubstantiated allegations and chicanery”.
Below is the full press statement.
RE-PERSISTENT AND UNWARRANTED ATTACKS ON JUSTICE CLEMENCE JACKSON HONYENUGA (ASHUIGBAGLA NYAGASI V) JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT AND PARAMOUNT CHIEF OF THE NYAGBO TRADITIONAL AREA
The Nyagbo Traditional Council, the Elders, Youth, Asafo Groups and Citizens of Nyagbo, have noted with grave concern, recent orchestrated attempts by some persons and groups of persons to impugn the character and reputation of Justice Clemence Honyenuga (Ashuigbagbla Nyagasi V) Justice of the Supreme Court and Paramount Chief of the Nyagbo Traditional Area, over unsubstantiated allegations and chicanery.
These groups of people have constituted themselves into prowling forces with the sole aim of:
Destroying the image, character, integrity and reputation of the Paramount Chief and his the hard won reputation as Justice of the Apex Court.
Creating disaffection for him all over and sowing seeds of discord between the Chief and his subjects including the MP of the Afadjato South Constituency, who is also a citizen of Nyagbo.
We also see in this, the single-minded purpose to destroy the MP’s political career.
We are particularly dismayed at how these prowling forces have singled out Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga among Justices of the Apex Court, for vilification and got a shadowy character like the so-called Kwaku Skirt to make a scurrilous allegation in a video, linking him to an infamous call or calls to a female Member of Parliament in his Constituency with the intent of influencing the election of the 8th Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic.
Prior to this latest incident, we witnessed and endured the various forms of vilification arising from the mischaracterisation of the Justice Clemence Honyenuga (Ashuigbagbla Nyagasi V) with the intent to destroy his reputation locally, nationally and internationally.
The constant unjustified targeting of the Justice of the Supreme Court and Paramount Chief of Nyagbo is obnoxious and nauseating to us. We wish to make it known very clearly that, Justice Clemence Honyenuga (Ashuigbagbla Nyagasi V) who has been the Paramount Chief of the Nyagbo Traditional Area for close to 58years, is an embodiment of the culture and generations of Nyagbo Citizens past, present and future. For this reason, the Chiefs and Citizens of Nyagbo will not tolerate any further targeting of our Paramount Chief and Justice of the Supreme Court with unsubstantiated allegations and chicanery.
We are monitoring all fora, and we caution all such fabricators of unsubstantiated allegations that such will not continue without due consequences. Any allegations against our Paramount Chief, if they merit any substance, ought to be fully proven in the proper institutions and domain.
While endorsing the Judicial Council’s announced decision to ascertain the truth, wed urge the Council to accelerate the investigations and make public their findings in order to exonerate him.
The Traditional Council however entreats all the media and the general public to disregard any such untruths in circulation about the Paramount Chief and the Member of Parliament of his Constituency.
Tsiamihohoe Agubretu II
CHIEF LINGUIST, NYAGBO TRADITIONAL AREA
COORDINATOR, CITIZENS, YOUTH AND ASAFO GROUPS