Ghana would have to import Justices to hear petitions – Apaak
General News of Friday, 11 January 2013
The Forum for Governance and Justice is cautioning against the NPP’s objection to the Supreme Court panel sitting on their petition over the election results.
At the first sitting over an application by the NDC to join the suit, the NPP opposed the inclusion of Justice William Atuguba on the judging panel.
The party was concerned that the relationship between him and the Executive Secretary to the President Dr. Raymond Atuguba could compromise his stance.
But Convener for the Forum, Dr. Clement Apaak said from the way the NPP opposed Justice Atuguba, Ghana would be left with no choice than to import Justices from other countries to hear the petitions.
“If indeed the NPP is opposed to the presence of Justice Atuguba then that raises a lot of questions and what is eventually going to happen is that Ghana would have to import Justices to sit on this petition as well as all matters pertaining to the petition,” Dr. Apaak said.