The Attorney General (AG) and Minister of Justice, Godfred Dame, has been warned by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to be careful with his activities while in office by Sammy Gyamfi, the NDC’s national communications officer.
Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosiisen program, he charged Mr. Dame with being “pompous,” “arrogant,” and “disrespectful” toward Tsatsu Tsikata, a seasoned senior attorney and the leader of James Gyakye Quayson’s legal team for Assin North.
He said that the AG has been “prosecuting and persecuting political opponents” since taking office.
“You should have seen him today in court being disrespectful towards a senior lawyer like Tsatsu Tsikata. Godfred Dame called Mr Quayson irresponsible for contesting and bound to go to jail though he knows he is innocent until proven guilty.
“Clearly, if you look at the conduct of the Attorney General, he comes across, his body language shows he has become proud because of his authority. Ghana doesn’t have a Ministry of Justice.
“Power is transient. Before him there were many Attorney Generals and after him there will be many,” he said.
He said that the first appearance went well, the NDC is committed to fighting the case, and all NDC MPs would support one another.
Mr. Gyamfi stated that the NDC will address the media to discuss Mr. Dame’s performance.
“Before the election in 2024, his job as Attorney General will be assessed. Is he serving the interest of the nation, protecting the interest of the nation?” he quizzed.
“We are yet to receive approval of the appeal. We’re waiting for what the court will say so that we take the necessary steps,” he added.
After losing his position as MP for Assin North for allegedly neglecting to renounce his dual citizenship before registering to run for office, Mr. Quayson is now facing criminal accusations.
The lawsuit against Minority Leader Cassiel Ato Forson and Alex Mould has been postponed until July 27, he said, providing an update on the situation. One of the defendants felt unwell and was taken to the hospital.
Along with Sylvester Anemana, a former chief director at the Ministry of Health, and a private businessman named Richard Jakpa, Dr. Forson, a former deputy minister of finance, is on trial for, among other things, willfully causing the state to suffer a financial loss of €2.37 million through a contract to buy 200 ambulances for the Ministry of Health.