The former President, John Dramani Mahama has justified his attacks on the Judiciary saying he was just reechoing public sentiment.
Mr. Mahama said, no one can stop him from sharing his views on topical issues as he has followers who listen to him.
He opined that, his comment on issues draw attention to them for action to be taken and he will continue to do so.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Accra-based TV3, He opined that, his comment on issues draw attention to them for action to be taken and he will continue to do so.
“[My comment was] that the perception of the Ghana people [about the Judiciary] is low and I was making a call to action that we should do something to change that perception. Why can that be imprudent? I didn’t out the judiciary where it is.” He said.
Asking rhetorically, the former president opined that, “If you occupy a high office of the land you shouldn’t speak the truth? Is that what it means? Do we believe that if go to the court, we will get justice? We hear everyday instances of perverted justice and all that” he said.
The 2020 flagbearer said he is committed to pointing out what he sees wrong in the country to cause change if needed.
“We can disagree and have quarrels in Parliament and everything, eventually when we are unable to agree, we all go to the justice system. We must have confident that it will do so fairly and will do so according to the and in public interest.
“That’s all I want saying. And how he [Godfred Dame] can interpret that I am imprudent and blah blah.. so if you’re a former president, you see something going wrong in the country you have no right to talk about is? Is that what he is saying?” he asked.
Adding that, “No, I won’t let him take that right away from me. If I see something going wrong, I will point it out. It is my duty to do so. I have a voice that is listened to in this country and I think that is things are going wrong and I talk about it, it makes is topical so that something can be done about it and that’s why I continue to make the statements that I make.” The former president said.