Former President John Mahama has called on the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) to uphold the principles of justice and accountability consistently, regardless of the political party in power.
Speaking during a meeting with organized labour representatives in Kumasi, Mahama criticized the perceived silence of the GBA on certain critical issues under the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration, contrasting it with their vocal stance during past National Democratic Congress (NDC) governments.
Mahama highlighted specific instances where the GBA's silence appeared notable, including alleged human rights violations and questionable government decisions.
He expressed concern that such silence undermines the credibility of the Bar Association and raises doubts about its commitment to justice and accountability for all Ghanaians.
Addressing the GBA directly, Mahama challenged its members to remain consistent in advocating for people's rights and freedoms under any administration, emphasizing that truth and justice should remain constant irrespective of political affiliations.
He urged the GBA to reflect on its role in safeguarding national interests and ensuring that justice is served impartially, emphasizing the importance of maintaining consistency and integrity in upholding the rule of law.
Mahama's remarks underscored the need for non-partisan advocacy and accountability from institutions like the Ghana Bar Association to promote democratic governance and protect the rights of all citizens.