President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has disclosed that John Dramani Mahama has to be defeated in the 2024 general elections.
He asserted that Ghana does not need the former President and flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as its leader.
John Mahama’s recent outburst against the judiciary, according to President Akufo-Addo’s remarks at the 2023 Ghana Bar Association Conference in Cape Coast, is harmful for the nation’s democracy.
Additionally, he claimed that calling judges “NPP” or “NDC” is a flagrant attack on Ghana’s judicial system.
“Not only are these concepts of “NPP” and “NDC” judges new in our public discourse, they are also extremely dangerous, and represent the most brazen attack on the independence of the judiciary by any allegedly responsible politician of the 4th Republic. They provide another reason, if more were needed, why right-thinking citizens should ensure the defeat in 2024 of the man whom the first Special Prosecutor identified as Government Official No.1, in the still unresolved Airbus Bribery Scandal,” President Akufo-Addo said.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Speaking last Sunday at a gathering of NDC attorneys, former president Mahama charged President Nana Akufo-Addo with overcrowding the courts with New Patriotic Party (NPP) judges.
On Saturday, September 2, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) claimed that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had purposefully appointed the most judges to the bench in order to have people who would do his bidding when he is out of office and urged NDC members to “balance out” the bench. He made this claim during the closing ceremony of the 3rd Annual Lawyers Conference of the NDC.
According to Mr. Mahama, “This government has carried out a deliberate policy of appointing their people to the bench,” which is why the court is currently “packed with NPP-inclined judges.”