NDC Chairman: We'll Clean Judiciary Of Rot If Chief Justice Fails To Act
National Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress, Dr. Kwabena Adjei.
The National Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Kwabena Agyei, has explicitly warned that the executive arm of government would not hesitate to “clean” the Judiciary and damn the consequences if the Chief Justice fails to heed to calls to halt growing criticisms of politically bias levelled against her outfit.
In perhaps the clearest show of open aggression directed at one arm of government by the other, the embittered NDC National Chairman in a strongly worded statement stressed that they would be compelled to intervene and save the image of the judiciary from sinking further, if Justice Georgina Wood fails to fight the growing rot within the judiciary.
Clearly unenthused at recent court rulings which have all gone against the state, Dr. Kwabena Agyei stated that some judges are fast losing credibility and called on the Chief Justice to remedy the situation.
Speaking in an interview with Richard Sky of CitiFM, a private radio station based in Accra, moments after addressing a well-attended press conference to express indignation at the manner the government was losing certain high-profile cases, Dr Adjei stated “if the judiciary is bias,… not even Jesus Christ, who appointed as the Attorney General, can change things.”
"People in the judiciary can make a very good case look very bad. If the judiciary is bias, if the judiciary has made its mind in one direction, not even Jesus Christ who appointed as the Attorney General can change things. We will clean it if they don’t take steps to clean it. We will clean it and let everybody everywhere blame us for interfering in the judiciary and we will take them on,” he vowed.
Asked how the cleaning would be done, he responded “that one at the right time, you will see how we clean it. There are many ways to kill a cat," he added.
Dr. Kwabena Agyei pledged the party’s unflinching support for the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Betty Mould Iddrisu, and rather urged NDC devotees angered by the recent string of defeat suffered by the ruling party to channel their rage at the Judiciary, and not the A-G.
"Our party members are angry but we take the leadership decisions and they listen to us. We tell them that they should be patient and leave the A-G alone and they will do just that. Laymen are different from lawyers so from their perception it is because the cases are being lost, they put the blame at the Attorney General," he said.