Kweku Baako Jnr
Editor-In-Chief of Crusading Guide, Kweku Baako has on Metro TV strongly backed Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko?s description of a Supreme Court ruling as showing ?timidity.?
He said the ruling of the judges of the Supreme Court was ?devoid of commonsense.?
Gabby?s description came after a five-member panel upheld a suit filed by Bernard Mornah to the effect that Constitutional Instrument (CI) 74 Rule 69C (5), which allowed the Court to ?sit from day to day, including public holidays? in the hearing of the election petition as a violation of the Public Holidays Act.
But an unenthused Justice Sule Nasiru Gbadegbe said in court last Monday that ?certain articles that were on the websites describing the judges as timid et cetera is not healthy for the development of the law. It is not proper.?
This concern raised by the judge did not sit well with Mr. Baako.
Sounding like his ?Kumi Preko? days,? Mr. Baako said that the Supreme Court overacted to the article by Mr Otchere-Darko, Executive Director of the Danquah Institute.
Gabby was right, he suggested, noting that the decision of the Supreme Court was ?patently wrong.?
He wondered why the judge should be worried and sensitive to critique.
?It wasn?t scandalous? Timidity and they are worried?? he queried.
He said appeals and reviews are a form of criticism.
?The President or Parliament has no business prescribing the procedure for the Judiciary, it?s the rules of court committee under 1572 of the Constitution,? he said.
He explained the Public Holiday?s Act was silent on the judiciary because of the recognizable fact that ?they cannot intrude into that jurisdiction.?
?Their decision is senseless. Yes, a vexed Kweku Baako fired on Metro TV?s Good Morning Ghana, Thursday.
?We need to have the spirit to speak our minds in a vigorous manner without insulting?short of scandalization and the Supreme court should have the stomach for these things,? he charged.
?I am ready to subject them to merciless critique?we didn?t fight for free speech in order to curtail it at this time.?
He said he may take up a review of the decision.