Pressure group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) has asked the nine Justices hearing the ongoing election petition case not to sanction Ken Kuranchie and the other two communicators of the governing National Democratic Congress who have been summoned for allegedly sounding contemptuous.
After banning a Deputy Communications Director of the NPP, Sammy Awuku, from attending 5the hearing of the case, the president of the nine justices, Justice Atuguba has summoned Managing Editor of the Daily Searchlight Newspaper, Ken Kuranchie, Kweku Boahen and Stephen Atubiga both of the NDC to appear in Court on Tuesday.
But AFAG’s President, Dr. Nana Afriyie in an interview with Citi News asked the Supreme Court Justices to halt what appears to be the habitual invitation of persons cited for making contemptuous comments.
“Putting fear in people is not solving the issue, never; it is only and can be related to an act of obstructing people’s freedom of expression; two wrongs do not make a right.”
Dr. Afriyie insisted that the Supreme Court Justices should reconsider their decision on summoning people before them in order to fast track the substantive case which he noted has created tension in the country.
“People will have to know that these are the volatile moments in the history of this country and we must limit the way we communicate because we have only one Ghana and the country must remain intact irrespective of however the case goes; AFAG believes in that.”
Dr. Afriyie charged the National Peace Council to be proactive by engaging the relevant stakeholders in the election petition hearing to safeguard the nation’s peace and harmony.
“The process to which I think can really solve this as a country has not been used; has the Peace Council that has been mediating before the elections been seen engaging stakeholders like the NPP, the NDC, the GJA and the Supreme Court Judges.”
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