June 27, 2014

Member of Parliament for Juaboso, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh has said he was humbled by the show of unity by lawyers for interested parties in the ongoing 2012 election petition case at the Supreme Court.

He said the show of fellow feeling exhibited by even opposing lawyers is indicative of the sense of unity that generally exist among Ghanaians, adding that this attitude should continue to drive the building of the country.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday during the hearing of the ongoing case, summoned the Deputy Communications Director of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Sammy Awuku for comments that slighted the Court, just a day after the court had issued a stern warning to deal ruthlessly with anyone who would be in contempt of court.

But even before the court could pronounce judgment on Mr Awuku who was in court, lawyers for the first, second and third respondents, Mr Tony Lithur, Tsatsu Tsikata and Quarshie and also lawyers for the petitioners joined in one voice to pray the court to temper justice with mercy and deal leniently with Mr Awuku, following which he was spared but banned not to step foot in the court.

Speaking on Asempa Fm’s Eko sii sen, Hon. Mintah Akandoh commended the lawyers for their humane gesture.

He urged the public especially politicians and social commentators to learn lessons from what has happened and ensure that they don’t fall foul of the supreme court.

Kwadwo Anim/Ghanamps.gov.gh