A spokesperson for John Dramani Mahama, the petitioner in the ongoing Court hearing, Sammy Gyamfi, believes some utterances of the second respondent’s spokespersons about the lead counsel for the petitioner are ridiculous and unacceptable. He, has, however, cautioned the two against further making such remarks.
Speaking after the Court hearing on Thursday, February 18, 2020, Mr Gyamfi observed he has taken notice that Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and Henry Nana Boakye (Nana B), who both speak for the second respondent, incessantly ridicule Mr Tsikata in their addresses after hearings.
According to Sammy Gyamfi, who is also a lawyer, members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) view such utterances passed by the second respondents’ spokespersons as “disrespectful and very unacceptable”.
“You hear, them stand here and describe things that Counsel for the petitioner has said as English and grammar; ‘Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata was just speaking English and not law,” Mr Gyamfi
He further noted that “You do not do that, we are not trained to say things like that about our seniors at the bar. All these people are juniors by far to the people they are trying to ridicule. When we [NDC] come and stand here, we do not ridicule the likes of Senior Akoto Ampaw and Justine Amenuvor; we all see how they struggle on their feet, yet we do not come here to ridicule or mock anybody.
“I mean why do you come and stand here and talk down on somebody that you may never be able to even come close to what they have attained or achieved in life. I am not sure, that even President Akufo-Addo will even disrespect Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata.”
By; Bernard Ralph Adams