August 19, 2010

Former Deputy Energy Minister, Kobina Tahir Hammond is advocating the immediate arrest and prosecution of his friend and pal, Dr. Kwabena Adjei, chairman of the National Democratic Congress.

K.T. says Dr. Adjei, with whom he shares a common catcall “Mugu Yaro”, has committed high treason by making an “outrageously careless” comments that sought to undermine the constitution of Ghana.

He was speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen current affairs programme Wednesday, condemning Dr. Adjei’s comments asking for reforms in the judiciary because it was biased against the ruling party.

But K.T. Hammond says the comments by his friend infringes Article 3 of the constitution that prescribes punishment for actions that seek to undermine, abrogate or subvert the constitution either in part or in whole.

The Adansi Asokwa MP said while he knows his friend Kwabena Adjei to occasionally make ‘careless’ statements, on this occasion he was ‘outrageously careless’ in his comments, observing that there are procedures in the judiciary for seeking redress and justice and wondered what wrong had been committed by the judiciary to elicit his calls for a purge.

According to K.T. Hammond, judges in the country have a sad reference in the past where some of them were needlessly murdered and Dr. Kwabena Adjei’s comments were an upsetting reminder.

He said while the constitution provides for processes for redress, it is also clear on what grounds the Chief Justice could be replaced and it was dangerous for the party chairman’s attempt to subvert the constitution of Ghana and for which he must be prosecuted.