The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Alhaji Inusah Fuseni is asking the former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Kpegah, to provide proof for his allegations that the 2012 presidential candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo was not a certified lawyer.
Mr. Fuseni said Nana Akufo-Addo could not have been made an Attorney General and Minister of Justice for the Republic if he was not a certified lawyer.
“There is one profession or Ministerial position that you can’t hold in this country if you are not a lawyer. That position is the Minister of Justice and Attorney General! ”
According to him, Justice Kpegah owes it to Ghanaians to provide the basis for his allegations.
Former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Francis Kpegah has dragged Nana Addo to court over allegations of impersonation and for illegally practicing as a lawyer.
He however failed to appear in court for the commencement of the hearing of the case with the excuse that he had to see his consultant.
Sharing his thoughts on the matter on The Big Issue on Saturday however, Alhaji Fuseini noted that Ghanaians are eager to know the reason behind Justice Kpegah’s accusation against Nana Addo.
“One would want to see the basis upon which someone would say that once upon a time, the chief legal advisor of state was otherwise holding himself as a lawyer when in fact and indeed, he is not a lawyer. I sympathize with Nana Akufo-Addo; he is a lawyer; I mean he is a lawyer.”
NPP Member of Parliament for Akuapem South, O.B. Amoah on his part, advised Justice Kpegah to desist from fighting his case of impersonation against Nana Addo in the media.
“If this is how he will conduct this matter, it is an indictment on all of us… One time acting Chief Justice of this country appears to be prosecuting his matter in the media and in public. That is my greatest worry.”
“At the end of the day you want to prove that somebody is impersonating and not an ordinary person; a person who has a certain pedigree who has set up a chamber and trained lawyers some of whom have become very prominent in the society… I don’t think you should be prosecuting the matter in the media.”