Saturday, March 25, 2023

Judges, magistrates report Sosu to GLC over ‘political judges’ comment

The Association of Magistrates and Judges of Ghana (AMJG) has officially reported Madina lawmaker Francis Sosu over his political judge comment to the General Legal Council.

The Madina MP has warned political judges will be dealt with politically if political power changes hands.

The Ghana Bar Association has condemned the comment.

In a complaint to the General Legal Council, the association of judges and magistrates said “The questions the association will like to ask Sosu are, who is a political judge, who determines who is a political judge and by what criteria is the determination made? Who are the so-called political judges who are going to be dealt with.

“The association considers this statement of Honorable Sosu as deliberate and calculated to create disaffection for the judiciary, an attempt to scandalize the judiciary and judges, we condemn the said the statements in no terms”.

“The association takes a serious view of the statement and considers it very unprofessional from a lawyer and an unprovoked attack on the judiciary.

“Having regards to the seriousness with which the AMJG takes this statement and its potential to do undue damage to the image of the judiciary, the association is lodging a formal complaint against sosu to the general legal council immediately for his unprofessional utterances,” Justice Henry Kwofie, President of the AMJG said.

Reacting to the position of the Ghana Bar Association, the outspoken MP said: “It is a wonder to know that the Ghana Bar Association still exists in this country following your loud silence on critical matters of national concern which relate to the Bar, Legal Education, Mistreatment of Lawyers, lack of welfare for Lawyers, Human Rights abuses, Press freedom and justice delivery among others in Ghana.

“I reject the allegation of being unprofessional and irresponsible and would reiterate that the GBA is rather a monumental failure to our democracy and I take strong exceptions to the Statement of the leade A cursory look at the Objects of the GBA Constitution in Part 1, Section 2 clearly shows that the GBA has lost it’s focus and relevance long ago”.

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