Former Deputy Attorney General, Dr Dominic Ayine, has accused Information Minister-designate Kojo Oppong Nkrumah of “always” seeking to “incite” the Supreme Court against him in his post-trial commentary to journalists in the ongoing election petition in which former President John Mahama, the petitioner, is challenging the results of the 2020 presidential polls.
Dr Ayine’s complaint follows a chastisement of him by Mr Oppong Nkrumah after Tuesday’s hearing, in which the Ofoase Ayirebi MP of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) accused the Bolga East MP of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of “scandalising” the Supreme Court by suggesting that there was a “predetermined agenda” to rule against his client, Mr Mahama.
After the court ruled against Mr Mahama’s application to reopen his case on Tuesday, Dr Ayine told journalists: “The Supreme Court asked itself a question, which we deem as a wrong question and answered that question. It said: why does the Chairperson need to account to the people of Ghana when she’s not a party to the suit”.
“Now you’ll recall that counsel made it clear that one of the reasons we are in court is because of the unconstitutional conduct of Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa as the returning officer under the Constitution and it is not true that there is only one issue that needs to be determined in this matter”, the lawmaker said.