The Attorney-General, Godfred Dame, has been dared to do his worst by the minority in parliament after being warned by the latter that their statements on open criminal matters go beyond what is appropriate.
In a letter dated July 5, 2023 and signed by the minority top whip in parliament, Kwame Governs Agbodza, they contended that citizens of Ghana have the freedom to express their opinions on matters of national concern and that the Attorney General cannot censor those views.
“The Attorney-General can do his worst and keep on persecuting, but that will not break the resolve of the Minority,” the Minority said in a statement pledging to keep the administration in check.
Kwame Agbodza also claims that the Attorney General does not have the authority to prevent individuals from practising their First Amendment rights.
The Minority therefore argued that, despite the fact that he may find it offensive, Ghanaians’ freedom to express themselves cannot be curtailed.
As much as he would like it to look otherwise, the Attorney General does not have the broad power to silence free expression. We want to remind him that justice is carried out on behalf of and for the benefit of the people of Ghana, the statement read. They are where it starts.