Former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute, Gabby Asare Otchere Darko has commended the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) and the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council for their decision not to punish him and Tsatsu Tsikata.
This was necessitated by calls on the two bodies to rescind their decision to punish the two lawyers for violating the Association’s code of ethics during the 2012 presidential election petition hearing.
As lead counsel for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) during the presidential election petition hearing, Lawyer Tsikata accused one of the nine justices of the Supreme Court, Justice Anim Yeboah of allowing his political bias to cloud his judgment.
On the other hand, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko described the verdict of the Supreme Court as dishonest.
The two lawyers were expected to appear before the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council.
But President of the Ghana Bar Association, Nene Amegatcher confirmed that the GBA and the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council had withdrawn the case. Mr. Amegatcher said they were no longer pursuing the matter due to the forgiven spirit of the two bodies.
Speaking in an interview from London, Gabby Otchere Darko welcomed the pardon and described it as a wise decision.
According to Gabby, his lawyers were yet to communicate to him reasons for the withdrawal of the case. He commended the GBA and the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council for their decision.