University of Cape Coast, Ghana – President Akufo-Addo has strongly condemned former President John Mahama for his recent allegations suggesting that the Judiciary has been influenced by judges aligned with the ruling NPP party.
Speaking at the Ghana Bar Conference held at the University of Cape Coast, President Akufo-Addo expressed profound concern over Mahama's comments, deeming them “very dangerous” to the country's progress.
He emphasized that such statements should not be made by a figure of Mahama's stature.
The President highlighted that Mahama's remarks pose a significant challenge to the independence of Ghana's judiciary and represent one of the most severe attacks in its history.
Akufo-Addo called upon the public to hold Mahama accountable for his “reckless” comments, which aimed to undermine the judiciary. He stressed the importance of respecting the integrity and impartiality of the judicial system, which plays a vital role in upholding the rule of law in the nation.
The President addressed Mahama's assertion directly, stating, “I have gone into this matter in detail because of a new issue which has been introduced into our public discourse by no less a public figure than the fourth president of the fourth republic, John Dramani Mahama who has told the world that I have packed the courts with so-called NPP judges and that one of the key purposes a putative NDC victory in 2024 will be to enable him to balance the courts with so-called NDC judges.”
He concluded, “Not only are these concepts new in our public discourse but they are also extremely dangerous and represent the brazen attack on the independence of the judiciary by allegedly responsible politicians.”