The Ghana Institute for Public Policy Options has written to the Ghana Bar Association requesting the Association to refer two lawyers to the General Legal Council for remarks they made deemed contemptuous of the country’s judiciary.
A letter dated 4th September 2013 and signed by Chief Policy Analyst of the Institute, Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby, said the comments by Tsatsu Tsikata and Gabby Otchere Darko, “provides sufficient grounds and basis for misconduct and unprofessional behaviour by both lawyers.
The two made their comments after a nine-member panel of judges dismissed a Presidential Election Petition filed by three stalwarts of the NPP pleading the Supreme Court to unseat John Mahama of the NDC who was declared winner of the 2012 presidential polls. The NPP allege massive electoral fraud cost ,their candidate,Nana Akufo-Addo the presidency.
Mr. Tsikata who was counsel for the NDC during the petition hearing singled out Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah for criticism, accusing the judge of allowing his political leanings to the opposition New Patriotic Party to cloud his judgment.
Gabby Otchere Darko, Executive Director of the Danquah Institute and a member of the NPP on the other hand, said the decision of the judges was corrupt and farcical.
The letter has been fully reproduced below