NDC opposes Chief Justice’s petition against Dr Ayine

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has taken a swipe at the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, for reporting a leading member of the party, Dr Dominic Ayine, to the General Legal Council (GLC) for investigation.

Addressing a press conference yesterday, the General Secretary of the NDC, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, described the move by the Chief Justice as “judicial tyranny.”

“The NDC stands with Dr Ayine against what is increasingly becoming a campaign of judicial tyranny being waged by the Chief Justice of the republic against lawyers who identify with the NDC.

We therefore join well-meaning Ghanaians to demand that the Chief Justice withdraws his petition against Dr Ayine forthwith,” he said.

On May 25, this year, the Chief Justice dragged Dr Ayine, a former Deputy Attorney –General,  to the Disciplinary Committee of the GLC after the latter allegedly questioned the independence of the Judiciary with regard to how it dealt with the 2020 Election petition.

During a panel discussion on the judgment by the Supreme Court, Dr Ayine allegedly stated that his confidence in the Judiciary had waned because of the manner in which the apex court applied the rules of procedure in dealing with some of the applications filed by the petitioner.

A petition signed by the Judicial Secretary,  Justice Cynthia Pamela Addo, accused Dr Ayine, who is also the NDC Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga East, of disparaging the Judiciary.

“His Lordship the Chief Justice therefore finds his alleged disparaging comments totally unacceptable and would like you to investigate the matter,” the petition addressed to the Disciplinary Committee of the GLC added.