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Attorneys will reveal unclear issues on election petition verdict to media, normal public – Ghana Bar Association


President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), Anthony Forson has termed on customers of the Bar to avail on their own to talk about lawful matters that may occur from the last listening to in the ongoing election petition trial at the Supreme Courtroom.

The apex courtroom will on Thursday, March 4, give its final verdict on the election petition filed by the 2020 NDC Presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama in opposition to the Electoral Commission (EC) and President Akufo-Addo.

Speaking at a press convention, Anthony Forson urged all attorneys to “lend their intellectual electric power to the media and the common public and show management in outlining what individuals do not understand”.

According to him, “this is what we [lawyers] have been trained to do.”

His request follows a misunderstanding involving the Judicial Support and the media on the roles both of those parties engage in in the ongoing election petition demo.

In accordance to lawyers of the Judicial Services, some incendiary speeches on some media outlets suggest that decisions taken by the Justices lie outside legal concepts, consequently need to be taken down.

In reaction to the matter, President of the Ghana Journalism Affiliation, Affail Monney who described the assertion by the Judiciary as scandalous, having said that, admonished personnel in the media to desist from reportage that will bring the popularity of justice into disrepute.

In the meantime, a Supreme Court docket decide, Justice Kulendi who urged the media to be decorous in their commentaries in the direction of the judiciary throughout a presser on Tuesday, stated the judicial assistance will make readily available all essential resources to support reporters in educating the normal general public about the proceedings.

The President of the Ghana Bar Affiliation has also rendered an apology on behalf of its associates to various authorities who in 1 way or the other might have been offended.

He claimed: “Indeed, after the elections throughout the petition, tempers had been incredibly high and as substantially as I consider each individual law firm is imbued with the ethics of the job, sometimes some considerations will make you slip in this article and there and as human beings, even in courtroom sometimes, we even fail to remember some of the troubles and request for amendments.

“So I pray that whoever may perhaps have mentioned a little something unwell towards any person, I render an unqualified apology.”

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