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The worst Chief Justice in history is likely to be Kwasi Anin Yeboah

The worst Chief Justice in history is likely to be Kwasi Anin Yeboah - Asiedu Nketia

The worst Chief Justice in history is likely to be Kwasi Anin Yeboah – Asiedu Nketia

Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah has been charged with overseeing administrative misconduct in Ghana, according to the general secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The Chief Justice “has failed to demonstrate leadership and to maintain the flag of the judiciary flying high by misusing his powers to empanel the courts,” Mr. John Asiedu Nketia said during a news conference in Accra on Friday.

The Chief Justice is thus “certain to go down in history as the worst Chief Justice in the Republic of Ghana since the commencement of the fourth republic,” according to the NDC scribe.

Unimaginable administrative abuses have defined his tenure as Chief Justice. When the present Chief Justice’s behavior is compared to the professionalism and conduct of previous chief justices, these violations are starkly unbelievable, Johnson Asiedu Nketia observed.

The party used a number of rulings from the Supreme Court, including the decision in the Opuni case ordering Justice Honyenuga to recuse himself, the Supreme Court decision regarding the election petition, the decision regarding the Deputy Speaker participating in voting while serving as Speaker, and other decisions they referred to as “unreasonable court judgments” as the basis for the accusation.

Therefore, the NDC General Secretary demanded an investigation into Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah’s leadership.

‘We, therefore, call on the Judicial Council to institute an internal inquiry to ascertain the reasons for these errors and appropriate recommendations made to forestall their recurrence,’ he continued. “Until appropriate legislation is passed by Parliament to regulate the writing of judgment by our courts, such as a Judicial Proceedings Bill, we urge the Judicial Council to institute an internal inquiry,” he said.

The party made it clear that it will also “petition Parliament for the Judiciary Committee of the House to constitute a public enquiry into the reasons for this blunders committed by the Supreme Court in the 2020 Presidential election petition and other cases with a view to proposing appropriate remedial legislation,” according to the statement.

A recent report by the Ghana Statistical Service and the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice served as the background for the NDC’s news conference (CHRAJ).

Prosecutors, judges, or magistrates were among the top three public officials who received the highest cash bribes paid in 2021, according to a study conducted by the two state entities.

The research states that prosecutors, judges, or magistrates came in second with an average cash bribe of GHC1,208.

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