“BE BOLD” – Karbo Tells Judges

Former National Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Anthony Abayifa Karbo, has made a solemn call on the nine-member panel sitting on the election dispute between leaders of the opposition New Patriotic Party and the Electoral Commission to be ‘bold’ even as the nation awaits their verdict. According to him, there is historical precedent where people meted out violent attacks on judges but believed it is about time the judges become fearless as they give their ruling on the case. “We have been in this country before when judges have been pounded; when judges were murdered because they stood out for the truth” he sought to remind the nation but stressed that “for the first time, I want to acknowledge the slogan that Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings was using in her campaign to become flagbearer of the NDC. She talked about being bold. It is time that the judges show bravery.” The former NPP National Executive, who took keen interest in the slogan by the 2012 Presidential Aspirant of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings prior to the National Congress of the ruling party on on April 13, 2011during her contest with the late President Mills, also appealed to the general public to offer prayers for the Justices. He further commended the petitioners for pursuing their case in the law court in order not to foment chaos in the nation. He said during a panel discussion programme on Oman FM that the live telecast of the case evidently revealed “the admissions of Afari Gyan to over voting. We saw the admissions of Afari Gyan to unsigned pink sheets. We saw the admissions of Afari Gyan to duplicate; triplicate, quadruplicate serial numbers…The NPP has fought a good case. The petitioners have fought a good case. And the petitioners’ decision to go to court, that was even the first commitment to peace because the alternative of not going to court would have been disastrous. “It is not also possible that in the scheme of what we have all seen, anybody can write off and say that the petitioners have no case. It’s not possible. Because this verdict that is going to come will determine future elections in this country, will put this country on the right track.”