A former NDC top guru, Allotey Jacobs, has accused former President Mahama of being willing to unleash ‘chaos’ and ‘anarchy’ on Ghanaians in 2024 if that is the only route for him to win back power.
Former Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)), Jacobs said Mahama’s recent comments denigrating the Judiciary is sending Ghana down a dangerous path.
Jacobs said on Peace Fm’s Morning Show Kokrokoo: “It looks like we are invoking the devil to descend [in] 2024. Is the devil going to be our Judge? You know what goes along with the devil; chaos, anarchy!”
He said Mahama’s comments discrediting the judiciary are a political gimmick but they’re still dangerous for the country as the judiciary hold a very dear place in our democracy.
“The same old story; the fear of the 2020 verdict. So, if the President says this, then I’m not going to attack the President but I’m going to attack the Judiciary that gave the verdict for the President to be the President. That is the tactics,” he claimed.
“The Judiciary is the four-foundation pillars upon which our democracy thrive . . . So, immediately you start to attack a pillar [out of the four], even a pillar, it means there is something cooking somewhere . . . It is a strategy. This is a political strategy but it is unfortunate . . .”, he said.
Ex-President John Dramani Mahama set off a firestorm recently with comments attacking the judiciary for being heavily biased.
“So badly has the image of our Judiciary deteriorated that many of our citizenry openly make mockery of our justice system and of our justices. The phrase ‘Go to Court’ is these days met with derisive laughter, instead of hope that one will truly get justice,” Mahama said while speaking at the 2nd Annual Lawyers Conference of the NDC on Sunday, 28th August 2022.
“There is, therefore, the urgent need for the Ghanaian Judiciary to work to win the trust and confidence of the citizenry, and erase the widely held perception of hostility and political bias in legal proceedings at the highest courts of the land.
“Unfortunately, we have no hope that the current leadership of our Judiciary can lead such a process of change. We can only hope, that a new Chief Justice will lead the process to repair the broken image that our Judiciary has acquired over the last few years,” he emphasized.